Australian GP to be first race of 2025 F1 season


The 2025 Australian Grand Prix will be the Formula One season-opener for the first time in six years instead of the Gulf region after the governing body (FIA) released next year's calendar on Friday.

The 24-race season will commence on March 16 in Melbourne and end on Deember 7 in Abu Dhabi as Formula One celebrates the 75th anniversary of its world championship.

The Bahrain Grand Prix has been the opening race of the season since 2021 while the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been the second race on the calendar since 2022.

Formula One did not race at Melbourne's Albert Park Circuit in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will now host the opening race instead of the Middle Eastern kingdom due to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falling in March next year.

The testing schedule and the sprint calendar will be announced at a later date.

The current season, which has sprints at six Grands Prix -- China, Miami, Austria, United States (Austin), Brazil and Qatar.


March 14-16: Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne

March 21-23: Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai

April 4-6: Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka

April 11-13: Bahrain Grand Prix - Sakhir

April 18-20: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Jeddah

May 2-4: Miami Grand Prix - Florida

May 16-18: Emilia Romagna - Imola

May 23-25: Monaco Grand Prix - Monaco

May 30–June 1: Spanish Grand Prix - Barcelona

June 13-15: Canadian Grand Prix - Montreal

June 27-29: Austrian Grand Prix - Spielberg

July 4-6: Britigh Grand Prix - Silverstone

July 25-27: Belgian Grand Prix - Spa

Aug. 1-3: Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest

Aug. 29-31: Dutch Grand Prix - Zandvoort

Sept. 5-7: Italian Grand Prix - Monza

Sept. 19-21: Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku

Oct. 3-5: Singapore Grand Prix - Singapore

Oct. 17-19: United States Grand Prix - Austin

Oct. 24-26: Mexican Grand Prix - Mexico City

Nov. 7-9: Brazil Grand Prix - Sao Paulo

Nov. 20-22: Las Vegas Grand Prix - Las Vegas

Nov. 28-30: Qatar Grand Prix - Lusail

Dec. 5-7: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina

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