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2019 Formula 1 calendar – Race dates and start times

January 16, 2019

Dates of every round of the 2019 Formula 1 season, with venue and local start-times for your diary.

Round Grand Prix Venue Date of race Race Start (local) Race Start (UK)
1 Australia Melbourne 17th March 16:10 05:10
2 Bahrain Sakhir 31st March 18.10 16.10
3 China Shanghai 14th April 14.10 07.10
4 Azerbaijan Baku 28th April 16.10 13.10
5 Spain Barcelona 12th May 15.10 14.10
6 Monaco Monaco 26th May 15.10 14.10
7 Canada Montreal 9th June 14.10 20.10
8 France Le Castellet 23rd June 15.10 14.10
9 Austria Spielberg 30th June 15.10 14.10
10 Great Britain Silverstone 14th July 14.10 14.10
11 Germany Hockenheim 28th July 15.10 14.10
12 Hungary Budapest 4th August 15.10 14.10
13 Belgium Spa 1st September 15.10 14.10
14 Italy Monza 8th September 15.10 14.10
15 Singapore Singapore 22nd September 20.10 13.10
16 Russia Sochi 29th September 14.10 12.10
17 Japan Suzuka 13th October 14.10 06.10
18 Mexico Mexico City 27th October 13.10 19.10
19 USA Austin 3rd November 13.10 19.10
20 Brazil Sao Paulo 17th November 15.10 18.10
21 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina 1st December 17.10 13.10


Williams will compete in the 2019 F1 season with their new car, the Williams FW42 (launch date TBC) and two new drivers, Poland’s Robert Kubica, returning to Formula 1 after a forced hiatus of eight years, and George Russell, making his F1 debut.

The team will be looking for a return to form after a poor 2018, during which they scored just seven points on their way to finishing bottom of both championships.

Williams CTO Paddy Lowe has insisted that the flaws with the Williams FW41 have been found and rectified and this will lead to a more competitive 2019.

Williams went through a restructuring in 2018 which led to many key employees leaving the Grove outfit.

This included both 2018 drivers; Lance Stroll to join his father at Racing Point (formerly Force India), and Sergey Sirotkin moved on when his backers SMP couldn’t come to an agreement with Williams for the 2019 season.

Williams also reached the end of their deal with title sponsor Martini, with whom they’d partnered since 2013, giving the team an opportunity to sport a new livery for the first time in six years.

What remains consistent is Williams’ use of the Mercedes V6 1.6 litre turbo power unit.

Sir Frank Williams also continues as team principal and his daughter Claire Williams as deputy team principal.


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