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F1 Pre-season testing dates & calendar confirmed

The 2019 F1 calendar has been released, while the pre-season test dates have also now been confirmed.

Following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council last week, the FIA have released the planned schedule for the 2019 season. Kicking off in Australia, there are no particularly noticeable changes from the 2018 calendar, although there is now no planned triple header.

After much delay, the 2019 pre-season test dates have also been confirmed. Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will hold eight days of testing over two weeks, as has been the norm in recent years. There had been discussions to move testing, possibly to Bahrain like in 2014, but there was no support from the teams for such a move. Testing will take place from February 18th to 21st and from February 26th to March 1st in 2019.

2019 Calendar:

17 March Australia Melbourne
31 March Bahrain Sakhir
14 April China Shanghai
28 April Azerbaijan Baku
12 May Spain Barcelona
26 May Monaco Monaco
9 June Canada Montreal
23 June France Le Castellet
30 June Austria Spielberg
14 July Great Britain Silverstone
28 July Germany Hockenheim
4 August Hungary Budapest
1 September Belgium Spa
8 September Italy Monza
22 September Singapore Singapore
29 September Russia Sochi
13 October Japan Suzuka
27 October Mexico Mexico City
3 November USA Austin*
17 November Brazil São Paulo
1 December Abu Dhabi Yas Marina
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