F1 announces 2025 calendar as opening race returns to Australia

F1 will visit the same 24 circuits in 2025 but the Australian GP will begin the season

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The Formula 1 season will begin with the Australian Grand Prix for the first time since 2019, as the sport revealed its 2025 calendar that feels no tracks added or falling off the 24-race schedule.

After the 2024 Bahrain and Saudi Arabian GPs were held on Saturdays due to Ramadan, F1 has moved its early-season Middle Eastern double-header to April to avoid clashing with the Islamic month of fasting which will run from February 28 to March 30.

That means Melbourne returns to its traditional spot as the season’s curtain-raiser, with China and Japan next up before Bahrain and Saudi Arabia complete the first five races.

The season starts a full fortnight later than in 2024 but ends on the same weekend in December, and features just one Saturday race this time around – the Las Vegas GP.

Despite rumours that Spa could be at risk, the Belgian GP remains on the calendar though does switch with Hungary to become the penultimate race before the summer break.

The calendar order is the same as 2024 from then until the end of the season, while Canada and Spain swap places in June.

The calendar changes continent 10 times over the 24 races and features five double-headers and three triple-headers over the course of the season.

“The 2025 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, is a further illustration of our collective mission of meeting sustainability objectives through the regionalisation
of events,” FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem told the media.

“While our focus is on the overall stability of Formula 1, we also have a shared duty to the
environment and to the health and well-being of travelling staff.

“Formula One Management, under the direction of Stefano Domenicali, have produced a calendar which strikes a good blend of traditional circuits and modern venues.”

“We thank the host ASNs, the local organisers and the many thousands of FIA volunteers for their tireless efforts in making Formula 1 a truly global, mass audience spectacle as we prepare to celebrate the sport’s 75th year.”

2025 Formula 1 calendar

DateRace
March 14-16Australian GP
March 21-23Chinese GP
April 4-6Japanese GP
April 11-13Bahrain GP
April 18-20Saudi Arabia GP
May 2-4Miami GP
May 16-18Emilia Romagna GP
May 23-25Monaco GP
May 30-July 1Spanish GP
June 13-15Canadian GP
June 27-29Austrian GP
July 4-6British GP
July 25-27Belgian GP
August 1-3Hungarian GP
August 29-31Dutch GP
September 5-7Italian GP
September 19-21Azerbaijan GP
October 3-5Sinagpore GP
October 17-19United States GP
October 24-26Mexico City GP
November 7-9Sao Paulo GP
November 20-22Las Vegas GP
November 28-30Qatar GP
December 5-7Abu Dhabi GP
Adam Dickinson
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An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport, and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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