F1 F1 - 2018

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    #1 Steve, Jun 19, 2017
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    Starting a 2018 place-holder thread because Liberty are calling this the final 2018 schedule.

    The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is approved as follows:

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    1 25 March Melbourne Australia
    2 8 April Sakhir Bahrain
    3 15 April Shanghai China
    4 29 April Baku Azerbaijan
    5 13 May Barcelona Spain
    6 27 May Monaco Monaco
    7 10 June Montreal Canada
    8 24 June Le Castellet France
    9 1 July Spielberg Austria
    10 8 July Silverstone Great Britain
    11 22 July Hockenheim Germany
    12 29 July Budapest Hungary
    13 26 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
    14 2 September Monza Italy
    15 16 September Singapore Singapore
    16 30 September Sochi Russia
    17 7 October Suzuka Japan
    18 21 October Austin USA
    19 28 October Mexico City Mexico
    20 11 November Sao Paulo Brazil
    21 25 November Yas Marina Abu Dhabi


    (updated 7 Dec in what is probably the official, final form)

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    Comments below lifted from grandprix247.com, full article here: http://www.grandprix247.com/2017/06/19/fia-release-21-race-2018-formula-1-calendar/

    The FIA have released the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship calendar, with 21 rounds including the French Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix.

    The Chinese Grand Prix and the Singapore Grand Prix are provisional and subject to confirmation by the commercial rights owner. Should Shanghai happen, then it will be back-to-back with the race weekend in Bahrain.

    In June Le Castellet will host the first French Grand Prix since 2008, while the Azerbaijan Grand Prix moves to an April slot. The weekend in France will be back-to-back with the Austrian Grand Prix.

    Also making a return, after a one year absence, is the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim which will be a back-to-back race weekends with the Hungarian Grand Prix, before the 29 day summer break.

    The Belgian Grand Prix will kick off the second half of the season at Spa-Francorchamps, followed a week later by the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

    The Russian Grand Prix, which this year took place in late April, has been shifted to September and will be held a week before the Japanese Grand Prix.

    The United States Grand Prix and the Mexican Grand Prix will again be on back-to-back weekends, before the Brazilian Grand Prix two weeks after Mexico and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, on 25 November, once again the season finale.

    The Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix weekends clash once again.
     
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    Note the 3 back-to-back race weekends mid-season(ish): France - Austria - GB
     
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    I wish they'd drop Sochi.
     
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    Graphic version for those who prefer:

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    #6 Steve, Dec 2, 2017
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    Jumping back in here from the 2017 thread, and as Zapski pointed out, the first 2018 livery has been revealed (though they're calling it a "concept livery" for now so who knows what it will look like in the end).

    The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team:

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    Also, here are their official drivers for 2018, Ericsson is back and will be teamed with Charles Leclerc.

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  7. minirab

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    A hell of a lot better than the last three years.
     
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    I really like that livery. Let’s hope they win a race or two!

    Although, I do wish the cars had that old nose.....
     
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    Are these painted on or vinyl wraps do you suppose?
     
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    I had always heard that f1 cars are not painted because of the weight of the paint, I guess every gram counts.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's a 2013 car just being used to present their concept livery for 2018. However the livery really ends up looking, it'll be wrapped around a car that looks almost identical (I assume) to their 2017 car.
     
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    That’s how Mercedes and Auto Union got to be silver - one year the car was 1kg overweight. Strip the paint off and the Silver Arrows were born.
     
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    This is due to the World Cup finals July 14 -15. F1 didn't want to have a race that weekend.

    Thanks for posting the 2018 schedule and starting the thread, Steve.
     
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    Agreed - thanks Steve. I haven't been following it since I've been heads down on the migration. That said, they do look better...
     
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    Sergio Marchionne was recently quoted explaining that the new Alfa deal with Sauber is very different than the Ferrari partnership with Haas. Today rumors are circulating that he wants to match the Alfa-Sauber deal with something similar between Maserati and Haas.....
     
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    The 2018 calendar is now official with one change since its initial release (China and Bahrain swapped places). Here is the final product.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    1 25 March Melbourne Australia
    2 8 April Sakhir Bahrain
    3 15 April Shanghai China
    4 29 April Baku Azerbaijan
    5 13 May Barcelona Spain
    6 27 May Monaco Monaco
    7 10 June Montreal Canada
    8 24 June Le Castellet France
    9 1 July Spielberg Austria
    10 8 July Silverstone Great Britain
    11 22 July Hockenheim Germany
    12 29 July Budapest Hungary
    13 26 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
    14 2 September Monza Italy
    15 16 September Singapore Singapore
    16 30 September Sochi Russia
    17 7 October Suzuka Japan
    18 21 October Austin USA
    19 28 October Mexico City Mexico
    20 11 November Sao Paulo Brazil
    21 25 November Yas Marina Abu Dhabi


    (I'll update post #1 as well)
     
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    Has anyone been to spa in person? Its on my bucket list... would love any info on that one. :)
     
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    I've never been to a race, alas. I plan to correct that this year, but not an F1 race.
     
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    #19 Nathan, Dec 11, 2017
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    As Spa is on the top of my list to see, at my age its seems to be a big pain that even money couldn't fix.
     

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