FIA confirms Bahrain and China swap for 2018 Formula One calendar

The second race of the 2018 Formula One calender will take place in Bahrain instead of China.

other sports Updated: Dec 07, 2017 16:22 IST
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The second race of the 2018 Formula One season will take place in Bahrain in place of China.(REUTERS)

Bahrain will holdthe second race of the 2018 Formula One calendar after the FIA confirmed itwill swap places with China.

The Shanghai International Circuit hosted after the season opener in Australiain 2017but it will drop to third in the schedule next year.

It is a switch to the proposed calendar released by F1 in June, withthe rest of the schedule remainingas planned.

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That means the Azerbaijan Grand Prix moves to April to accommodate the return of a race at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France – it’s first time back in F1 since 2008.

Azerbaijan occupies the slot formerly held by Russia, the race in Sochi switching to September to allow the German Grand Prix its return at Hockenheim.

Abu Dhabi will once again host the final race of the campaign at the Yas Marina Circuit.

First Published: Dec 07, 2017 16:22 IST