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2018 Formula 1 season shaping up

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The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship season is shaping up with only three more race seats available on the grid and the calendar merely awaiting confirmation of a a couple of race dates.

With Toro Rosso confirming Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley for 2018, the only other race seats yet to be announced are two at Sauber and one at Williams.

There will be 21 grand prix weekends next year, with the Australian Grand Prix on 25 March 2018 signalling the start of the season. 

The Bahrain and China race dates have yet to be ratified, as there is a chance the two dates will switch – this is subject to confirmation from the FIA.

Track action will start with two four day pre-season tests at Circuit de Catalunya, the first scheduled to start on 26 February. There will also be two in-season tests to run over the course of two days on both occasions.

2018 Teams & Drivers

MercedesMercedesLewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas
FerrariEngineSebastian VettelKimi Raikkonen
Red BullEngineDaniel RicciardoMax Verstappen
Force IndiaEngineSergio PerezEsteban Ocon
WilliamsEngineLance StrollTBC
Toro RossoEnginePierre GaslyBrendon Hartley
HaasEngineRomain GrosjeanKevin Magnussen
RenaultEngineNico HulkenbergCarlos Sainz
McLarenEngineFernando AlonsoStoffel Vandoorne
SauberEngineMarcus EriccsonCharles Leclerc

2018 Grand Prix Race Dates

25 March Australian Grand PrixMelbourne
8 April Bahrain Grand Prix*Sakhir
315 April Chinese Grand Prix*Shanghai
429 April Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku
513 May Spanish Grand PrixBarcelona
627 May Monaco Grand PrixMonaco
710 June Canadian Grand PrixMontreal
824 June French Grand PrixLe Castellet
91 July Austrian Grand PrixSpielberg
10 8 July British Grand PrixSilverstone
11 22 July German Grand PrixHockenheim
12 29 July Hungarian Grand PrixBudapest
13 26 August Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps
14 2 September Italian Grand PrixMonza
15 16 September Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay
16 30 September Russian Grand PrixSochi
17 7 October Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka
1821 October United States Grand PrixAustin
1928 October Mexican Grand PrixMexico City
20 11 November Brazilian Grand PrixSao Paulo
21 25 November Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina
1* date TBC  

2018 Provisional Test Dates

Pre-Season Testing 
26 February – 1 MarchCircuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
6-9 March Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
In-Season Testing 
15 May – 18 MayCircuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
31 July – 1 AugustHungaroring, Budapest