Formula 1 unveils 24-race schedule for 2024

The season will again begin in Bahrain and end in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 Logo during media activities of Austria GP, 10th round of Formula 1 World Championship in Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Osterreich, Austria, 29/06/23 (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 races. (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Formula 1 has shuffled its 2024 schedule with the goal of easing travel for teams and crew.

The 24-race slate will begin March 2 in Bahrain for the fourth consecutive season and that race will be followed by the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix the next week. Both of those races will be on Saturdays instead of Sundays.

The first significant changes to the schedule begin after that. The Australian Grand Prix will be the third race of the season and it will be followed by the Japanese Grand Prix and the Chinese Grand Prix. The race at Suzuka in Japan moves up from September while the Chinese Grand Prix is tentatively scheduled to return to the schedule for the first time since 2019.

The 2023 schedule was supposed to be 24 races but the Chinese Grand Prix was called off in December 2022 and the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola in May was canceled due to flooding in the area.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix moves back to September a week ahead of the night race in Singapore on Sep. 22. The Baku street race has typically been held in the spring and was the week ahead of the Miami Grand Prix this season.

The first race in the United States is again the Miami Grand Prix on May 5. The United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, will be Oct. 20 and the Las Vegas Grand Prix will again be in November. This year’s inaugural Vegas race is set for the weekend after Thanksgiving. The 2024 race will be held Nov. 23 and on the Sunday before the holiday.

The Vegas race is the first race of a three-races-in-three-weeks stretch to end the season. F1 will follow Las Vegas with races in Qatar on Dec. 1 and the season finale in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 8. The Qatar Grand Prix this season is on Oct. 8 and is sandwiched between races in Japan and Austin.

2024 Formula 1 schedule

  • March 2: Bahrain Grand Prix

  • March 9: Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

  • March 24: Australian Grand Prix

  • April 7: Japanese Grand Prix

  • April 21: Chinese Grand Prix

  • May 5: Miami Grand Prix

  • May 19: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

  • May 26: Monaco Grand Prix

  • June 9: Canadian Grand Prix

  • June 23: Spanish Grand Prix

  • June 30: Austrian Grand Prix

  • July 7: British Grand Prix

  • July 21: Hungarian Grand Prix

  • July 28: Belgian Grand Prix

  • August 25: Dutch Grand Prix

  • September 1: Italian Grand Prix

  • September 15: Azerbaijan Grand Prix

  • September 22: Singapore Grand Prix

  • October 20: United States Grand Prix

  • October 27: Mexican Grand Prix

  • November 3: Brazilian Grand Prix

  • November 23: Las Vegas Grand Prix

  • December 1: Qatar Grand Prix

  • December 8: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix