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Published: 22:12 | 6/12/17

F1 2018 calendar announced


The Formula One calendar for 2018 has been announced and as expected it features the first triple-header in the sport's history.

The 21 races will see the return of the French and German Grand Prixs while Malaysia drops off the schedule for next season.

A number of races have been moved with the Azerbaijan GP being brought forward two months to late April, while Russia's race in Sochi has been moved back to September.

Following this year's schedule, the Australian GP will kickstart the season on March 25th while the final race remains in Abu Dhabi, falling on November 25th.

For the first time ever, three races will take place on consecutive weekends with the French GP on June 24th, followed by Austria's race at the Red Bull Ring on July 1st with the British GP at Silverstone completing the triple-header on July 8th.

The summer break will take place as always during August and the drivers and teams will need the rest with five races in six weeks leading up to it.

The sports governing body, the FIA, also confirmed a change to the heavily-criticised power unit grid penalty system with modified rule now stating 'if a driver incurs a penalty exceeding 15 grid places he will be required to start the race from the back of the starting grid. If more than one driver receives such a penalty they will be arranged at the back of the grid in the order in which the offences were committed.'

Teams will now only be allowed three of each engine part before penalties kick-in, as opposed to the previous allowance of four.

eir Sport will be the home of F1 in Ireland again for 2018 with live coverage of all the weekend from each grand prix commencing in Australia on March 23rd.

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