21 races announced for 2018 calendar

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It's that time again. Start thinking of how you'll scrap together the cash to visit your favourite destination race, because a crowded 2018 provisional calendar has been announced.

2018 F1 Calendar (provisional) 

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

Azerbaijan has been shuffled forward and in its place is the newly reinstated French Grabd Prix. Presumably this is to create a more traditional, prestigious "European Season".

Again the Russia GP has been moved, returning to its original position between Singapore and Japan, plugging the hole created when Malaysia pulled out. 

What do you think? Does 21 races feel like too many, or hardly enough?