Loading
 

2018 FIA Formula One
World Championship Race Calendar

Confirmed car launches

February 14 - Haas
February 15 - Williams
February 19 - Red Bull
February 20 - Renault
February 20 - Sauber
February 22 - Ferrari
February 22 - Mercedes
February 23 - McLaren
February 26 - Toro Rosso
February 26 - Force India

2018 F1 testing schedule

26 February - 1 March: First pre-season test, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
06 March - 09 March: Second pre-season test, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
15 May – 16 May: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (In-season Test)
31 July – 01 August: Hungaroring, Budapest (In-season Test)

1) March 25th - F1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne)

Australia flag

Race Date: 25 Mar 2018 f1 circuit Melbourne
Circuit Name: Albert Park
Number of Laps: 57
Circuit Length: 5.303 km
Race Distance: 302.271 km
Lap Record in race: 1:24.125 - M Schumacher (2004)
Last year winner: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

 

2) April 8th - F1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Sakhir)

bahrain flag

Race Date: 08 April 2018 F1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Sakhir)
Circuit Name: Bahrain International Circuit
Number of Laps: 57
Circuit Length: 5.412 km
Race Distance: 308.238 km
Lap Record in race: 1:31.447 - P. De La Rosa (2005)
Last year winner: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

 

3) April 15th - F1 PIRELLI CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai)

china flag

Race Date: 15 Apr 2018 F1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai)
Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit
Number of Laps: 56
Circuit Length: 5.451 km
Race Distance: 305.066 km
Lap Record in race: 1:32.238 - M Schumacher (2004)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull - TAG Heuer)

 

4) April 29th - FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE (Azerbaijan, Baku)

malaysia flag

Race Date: 29 April 2018 Baku,Azerbaijan
Circuit Name: Baku city circuit
Number of Laps: 51
Circuit Length: 6.006 km
Race Distance: 306,306
Lap Record in race:  1:43.441 - Sebastian Vettel (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull - TAG Heuer)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Lance Stroll (Williams Mercedes)
Bottas reached the highest ever recorded F1 speed in an official Formula One session, at 378 km/h at braking zone for Turn 1, exceeding the previous record of 369.6 km/h set by Antonio Pizzonia at the 2004 Italian Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas was officially clocked across the start/finish line as going at 366.1 km/h. However, as braking zone for Turn 1 is far after the start/finish line, Williams' data showed that his car continued to accelerate after that reading and reached a peak of 378km/h shortly afterwards.

 

5) May 13th - F1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA PIRELLI (Barcelona)

spain flag

Race Date: 13 May 2018 F1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA Santander 2011 (Catalunya)
Circuit Name: Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya
Number of Laps: 66
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Race Distance: 307.104 km
Lap Record in race: 1:21.670 - K Raikkonen (2008)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull - TAG Heuer)

 

6) May 27th - F1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO (Monte Carlo)

monaco flag

Race Date: 27 May 2018 F1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 (Monte Carlo)
Circuit Name: Circuit de Monaco
Number of Laps: 78
Circuit Length: 3.337 km
Race Distance: 260.287 km
Lap Record in race: 1:14.820 - Sergio Pérez (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull - TAG Heuer)

 

7) June 10th - F1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA (Montreal)

canada flag

Race Date: 10 June 2018 F1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2011 (Montreal)
Circuit Name: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Race Distance: 305.270 km
Lap Record in race: 1:13.622 - R Barrichello (2004)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull - TAG Heuer)

 

8) June 24th - F1 GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2018 (Le Castellet)

Flag of  France

Race Date: 24 June 2018 Circuit Paul Ricard
Circuit Name: Circuit Paul Ricard
Number of Laps: TBC
Circuit Length: 5.861 km
Race Distance: TBC
Lap Record in race: 1:39.914 - Keke Rosberg (1985)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

 

9) July 01th - F1 GROßER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH (Spielberg)

british flag

Race Date: 01 July 2018 Austria GP circuit, Red Bull circuit
Circuit Name: Red Bull Ring
Number of Laps: 71
Circuit Length: 4.326 km
Race Distance: 307.146 km
Lap Record in race: 1:07.411 Lewis Hamilton (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull - TAG Heuer)

 

10) July 08th - F1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone)

british flag

Race Date: 08 July 2018 F1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone)
Circuit Name: Silverstone circuit
Number of Laps: 52
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race Distance: 306.747 km
Lap Record in race: 1:30.621 - Lewis Hamilton (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Valtteri Bottas(Mercedes)
3. Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)

 

11) July 22th - F1 GRAND PRIX Germany (Hockenheim)

Germany flag

Race Date: 22 July 2018 Hockenheimring
Circuit Name: Hockenheimring
Number of Laps: 67
Circuit Length: 4.574 km
Race Distance: 306.458 km
Lap Record in race: 1:13.780 - Kimi Raikonen (2004)
Last year winner: N/A (Last race 2016), 2016 winners: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

 

12) July 29th - F1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ (Budapest)

hungary flag

Race Date: 29 July 2018 F1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 (Budapest)
Circuit Name: Hungaroring
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.381 km
Race Distance: 306.630 km
Lap Record in race: 1:19.071 - M. Schumacher (2004)
Last year winner: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

 

13) Aug 26th - F1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps)

belgian flag

Race Date: 26 August 2018 F1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps)
Circuit Name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Number of Laps: 44
Circuit Length: 7.004 km
Race Distance: 308.052 km
Lap Record in race: 1:46.577 - Sebastian Vettel (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull-TAG Heuer)

 

14) September 02th - F1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA (Monza)

italian flag

Race Date: 02 September 2018 F1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2011 (Monza)
Circuit Name: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.793 km
Race Distance: 306.720km
Lap Record in race: 1:21.046 - R. Barrichello (2004)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 
 

 

15) September 16th - F1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore)

syngapore flag

Race Date: 16 September 2018 F1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore)
Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Number of Laps: 61
Circuit Length: 5.073 km
Race Distance: 309.316 km
Lap Record in race: 1:45.008 - Lewis Hamilton (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull-TAG Heuer)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

 

16) September 30th - F1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX (Sochi)

europe flag

Race Date: 30 September 2018 Circuit Sochi
Circuit Name: Sochi Autodrom
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.853 km
Race Distance: 310.209
Lap Record in race: 1'36.844 Kimi Raikkonen (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 
3. Kimi Raikonen (Ferrari)

 

17) October 7th - F1 EMIRATES JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka)

japan flag

Race Date: 07 October 2018 F1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka)
Circuit Name: Suzuka Circuit
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.807 km
Race Distance: 307.471 km
Lap Record in race: 1:31.540 - K. Raikkonen (2005)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull-TAG Heuer)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull-TAG Heuer)

 

18) October 21th - F1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (Austin, Texas)

usa flag

Race Date: 21 October 2018 United States GP (Circuit of the Americas)
Circuit Name: Circuit of the Americas
Number of Laps: 56
Circuit Length: 5.513 km
Race Distance: 308.405 km
Lap Record in race: 1:37.766 - Sebastian Vettel (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 
3. Kimi Raikonen (Ferrari)

 

19) October 28th - F1 GRAN PREMIO DE MEXICO (Mexico City)

Flag of Mexico

Race Date: 28 October 2018 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Circuit Name: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Number of Laps: 71
Circuit Length: 4.421 km
Race Distance: 305.354
Lap Record in race: 1:18.785 - Sebastian Vettel (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull-TAG Heuer)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Kimi Raikonen (Ferrari)

 

20) November 11th - F1 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL (Sao Paulo)

brasil flag

Race Date: 11 November 2018 F1 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2011 (Sao Paulo)
Circuit Name: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
Number of Laps: 71
Circuit Length: 4.309 km
Race Distance: 305.909 km
Lap Record in race: 1:11.044 - Max Verstappen (2017)
Last year winner: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Kimi Raikonen (Ferrari)


21) November 25th - ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Yas Marina)

abu dhabi flag

Race Date: 25 November 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Yas Marina)
Circuit Name: Yas Marina Circuit
Number of Laps: 55
Circuit Length: 5.554 km
Race Distance: 305.361 km
Lap Record in race: 1:40.279 - Sebastian Vettel (2009)
Last year winner: 1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 
3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

 

2017 Championship

2016 Drivers’ World Championship
2016 Constructors’ World Championship
1. Lewis Hamilton 363
2. Sebastian Vettel 317
3. Valtteri Bottas 305
4. Kimi Räikkönen 205
5. Daniel Ricciardo 200
6. Max Verstappen 168
7. Sergio Perez 100
8. Esteban Ocon 87
9. Carlos Sainz Jr. 54
10. Nico Hülkenberg 43
11. Felipe Massa 43
12. Lance Stroll 40
13. Romain Grosjean 28
14. Kevin Magnussen 19
15. Fernando Alonso 17
16. Stoffel Vandoorne 13
17. Jolyon Palmer 8
18. Pascal Wehrlein 5
19. Daniil Kvyat 5
20. Marcus Ericsson 0
21. Pierre Gasly 0
22. Antonio Giovinazzi 0
23. Brendon Hartley 0
24. Paul di Resta 0
25. Jenson Button 0
1. Mercedes AMG Petronas 668
2. Scuderia Ferrari 522
3. Red Bull Racing 368
4. Sahara Force India F1 187
5. Williams Martini Racing 83
6. Renault 57
7. Scuderia Toro Rosso 53
8. Haas F1 Team 47
9. McLaren Honda 30
10. Sauber F1 Team 5
 

 

Back to the top of the page


Books to read


RIP Dan Gurney
January 14, 2018 at noon, aged 86, died Daniel Dan Sextorn Gurney, a racer, a team owner, a car manufacturer and a sage, American racing legend, a man who won four F1 grands prix in his 86 starts, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967 and five NASCAR races. He also won races in CanAm and TransAm. He won 1967 Belgian Grand Prix driving an Eagle-Weslake, a car of his own creation, for me most beautiful F1 car ever (on my banner). In F1 circles, there was only one Dan. The American is also credited with the spraying of champagne on podiums and creating the "Gurney flap" aerodynamic device. In 1968, he became the first driver to use a full-face helmet in a grand prix. He is survived by his second wife, Evi Butz, sons Justin, Alex, Daniel Jr, John and James, and a daughter, Lyndee and by eight grandchildren. RIP Dan and thank you for everything. Godspeed.


Some useful links:

Technical
- f1technical.net, a great site with a lot of technical information’s and explanations. Site is updated daily with news from F1 word.

Autosport
 - autosport.com, This site is a legend. A bible for racing lovers. News from all around the word. Unfortunately, to get access to all news, interviews and to open the site completely you should be subscribed to Autosport magazine. Anyway, great read.

James Allen on F1
- JA.F1 site (or blog) ovned by ITV Sport’s lead commentator on Formula 1 James Allen

Joe Saward blog
- joesaward is the Joe Saward official blog about Formula 1 world. Joe is an journalist, who write primarily about politics in and around motorsport, specifically on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship

Vital F1
 - vitalf1.com/ is another great site for Motor Sports fan’s like me. Site is relatively new, but great fun, with great discussion forum, Formula 1 news and forum.

 GP update
- f1.gpupdate.net, Site with fresh news from Formula 1

Planet F1
 - planetf1, another site with many different articles, news and statistics. Biased toward British teams, but anyway good read.

Gurney flap
 - gurneyflap.com, Great history site. You can learn a lot from this site. Pictures, cars and many many more. Great.

4mula1
-
4ormula1 is a database of Formula 1 history and statistics of drivers, teams, grand prix, and all results since 1950.

Missed Apex Podcast
Enjoy range of Podcasts and Articles on Motorsport. Every week a Formula one chat on Missed Apex F1 Podcast with F1 journalist Joe Saward and tech Analyst Matthew Somerfield as guests. Also the exciting all electric racing series formula E on eRadio Show and Bike Show Lean Angle Podcast.

Racecar engineering
-Racecar Engineering, an online magazine with a lot to learn from, a lot of technical information’s and explanations

FIA
 - fia.com, La Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, representing the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users. Head organisation and ruler in auto sport.

Wikipedia
 - wikipedia.org, I don’t believe that I have to tell you anything about this site. It’s not about Formula 1 technology, but you can learn a lot about that too.

Sutton Images

grandprix photo

Carbibles
 - carbibles.com, a great site for normal car users. Here you can find explanations of almost everything about your car and how it works. Technical reviews and explanations of some in-car gadgets.

Dare To Be Different
- Daretobedifferent.org Susie Wolff and UK governing body of UK motorsport have joined forces to launch Dare To Be Different, a high-profile new initiative which is about increasing female participation, not just on the track but in all aspects of the sport.

Giorgio Piola web site