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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.

RoundGrand PrixVenueDate of raceRace Start (local)Race Start (UK)
1AustraliaMelbourne17th March16:1005:10
2BahrainSakhir31st March18.1016.10
3ChinaShanghai14th April14.1007.10
4AzerbaijanBaku28th April16.1013.10
5SpainBarcelona12th May15.1014.10
6MonacoMonaco26th May15.1014.10
7CanadaMontreal9th June14.1020.10
8FranceLe Castellet23rd June15.1014.10
9AustriaSpielberg30th June15.1014.10
10Great BritainSilverstone14th July14.1014.10
11GermanyHockenheim28th July15.1014.10
12HungaryBudapest4th August15.1014.10
13BelgiumSpa1st September15.1014.10
14ItalyMonza8th September15.1014.10
15SingaporeSingapore22nd September20.1013.10
16RussiaSochi29th September14.1012.10
17JapanSuzuka13th October14.1006.10
18MexicoMexico City27th October13.1019.10
19USAAustin3rd November13.1019.10
20BrazilSao Paulo17th November15.1018.10
21Abu DhabiYas Marina1st December17.1013.10


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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