German grand prix to be included in formula 1’s 2019 season

The 2019 Formula 1 season will finish in December, and the German Grand Prix has been included on the final calendar released by the FIA.

The German grand prix has been held in alternate years recently
The German grand prix has been held in alternate years recently

The record-equalling 21-race calendar has the same order as 2018, with the first race in Australia on the 17th of March.

Abu Dhabi will close the season, with the race taking place on 1 December.

There have only been three later finishes to a season since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - 1959, 1962 and 1963.

The German Grand Prix has been held in alternate years recently, and there had been doubts about its future with organisers wanting to reduce their race fee.

It will follow the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which is scheduled for the 14th of July.

Eleven of the 21 races are in Europe, five in Asia, four in the Americas and one in Australia.

The 1,000th grand prix since F1's inception will take place in China on 14 April, the third race of the season.

 

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