Formula 1 will exhibit its first triple-header with the French, Austrian and British Grands Prix all due to take place on consecutive weekends in 2018.
The return of the French and German Grands Prix in 2018 has certainly put an extra burden on F1’s chiefs who now have to do some extra calculations to balance these new variables in existing schedule.
A meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council was held in Geneva where they have released a draft schedule in which they handed June 24 slot to France followed by Red Bull ring and Silverstone event on subsequent weekends.
A number of modifications to the Sporting Regulations for Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship were also approved. This new rules has been released keeping in mind the aim of ensuring continuity of the championship leading up to the radical change that will take place in Season 5 with the transition from two cars per race to just one per driver.
These changes include:
• Elimination of a non-qualifying session when two races take place during the same event
• Increase in the number of promotional days from 3 to 6 days per team with a maximum of 3 days on circuit, to promote roadshows
• Addition of a practice session day during the season and a practice session day reserved for rookies
• Increase of power during the race from 170 kW to 180 kW
The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is approved as follows:
|24 June||Le Castellet||France|
|8 July||Silverstone||Great Britain|
|28 October||Mexico City||Mexico|
|11 November||Sao Paulo||Brazil|
|25 November||Yas Marina||Abu Dhabi|