Azerbaijan GP will be moved a week later so that it won't clash with Le Mans.
The new Formula 1 2017 calendar, approved at the World Motor Sport Council in Vienna, features a new date for the Grand Prix in Baku, which has been moved to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Baku's debut grand prix this year took place on the same weekend as the 84th edition of the Le Mans event, and Azerbaijani organizers were keen to avoid a similar clash for 2017.
But while the initial drafts of the F1 2017 calendar placed the Azerbaijan race on the June 17-18 weekend, overlapping with Le Mans yet again, the Baku event has now been moved to a week later.
The two events that follow Baku - the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone - have also been moved a week back from their original scheduled dates. The latter now clashes with the New York Formula E event as a result.
The calendar formalizes the German race being dropped and Singapore switching with Malaysia - and loses the "subject to confirmation tag" for Canada and Brazil.
It also confirms Mexico being moved a week back and Hungary a week forward.
Formula 1 2017 calendar
|March 26||Australian GP||Melbourne|
|April 9||Chinese GP||Shanghai|
|April 16||Bahrain GP||Sakhir|
|April 30||Russian GP||Sochi|
|May 14||Spanish GP||Barcelona|
|May 28||Monaco GP||Monte Carlo|
|June 11||Canadian GP||Montreal|
|June 25||Azerbaijan GP||Baku|
|July 9||Austrian GP||Red Bull Ring|
|July 16||British GP||Silverstone|
|July 30||Hungarian GP||Hungaroring|
|August 27||Belgian GP||Spa-Francorchamps|
|September 3||Italian GP||Monza|
|September 17||Singapore GP||Marina Bay|
|October 1||Malaysian GP||Sepang|
|October 8||Japanese GP||Suzuka|
|October 22||United States GP||COTA|
|October 29||Mexican GP||Mexico City|
|November 12||Brazilian GP||Interlagos|
|November 26||Abu Dhabi GP||Yas Marina|