The 2016 F1 season would be the longest ever in the history of Formula One.
The FIA cleared the 2016 F1 calendar that will include 21 races. Baku will host the first ever Formula One race in Azerbaijan, gambling news report. That would be the European Grand Prix, scheduled to 17 July. The calendar will have some uncommon dates. For example the Malaysian Grand Prix is scheduled to September instead of March, after it was requested by the organizers.
Online betting news also report that the Russian GP will happen as early as April instead of October. It is also uncommon to start a season as late as 3 April, as the 2016 Australian Grand Prix will take place on the first weekend of April. Such late start did not happen in 27 years. Back then in 1988, another Olympic year, the Brazilian Grand Prix opened the season on the same day of the calendar. The event was won by France’s Alain Prost with a McLaren-Honda.
The 2016 F1 calendar will have Germany
Though the 2015 German GP was cancelled, it will return for next year. The Nurburgring promoters weren’t able to strike a deal with Formula One Management last year. The location of the 2016 German Grand Prix is unclear yet, however Hockenheim could be a natural solution. The Baden-Wurttemberg venue was altering with Nurburgring every year until 2014. The British GP will be held two weeks earlier for not to interfere with the Wimbledon tennis championship. That would suit many players who bet on sports in the UK.
The 2016 F1 calendar will feature seven back-to-back races. They will be the following: Australia-China, Bahrain-Russia, Britain-Austria, Germany-Hungary, Belgium-Italy, Singapore-Malaysia and USA-Mexico. The final race of the season will be held in Abu Dhabi on 27 November.