Formula 1 – Season 2018

Calendar

The new season will begin on March 23, 2018.

Because of the increasing popularity of the sport, F1 owners Liberty Media are considering expanding the calendar over the coming years, and in 2018 we see one more race than in 2017 with a total of 21, with Germany returning after a one-year hiatus, while Malaysia drops out. There will also be some alterations to some of the staple tracks on the circuit, to ensure the challenge to the drivers is maintained and the action is kept as exciting as possible.

Formula 1-calendar 2018

25-03-2018 GP Australia Melbourne Info and history
08-04-2018 GP Bahrain Sakhir Info and history
15-04-2018 GP China Shanghai Info and history
29-04-2018 GP Azerbaijan Bakou Info and history
01-01-2018 GP Spain Barcelone Info and history
01-01-2018 GP Monaco Monaco Info and history
10-06-2018 GP Canada Montréal Info and history
24-06-2018 GP France Le Castellet Info and history
01-07-2018 GP Austria Spielberg Info and history
08-07-2018 GP Britain Silverstone Info and history
22-07-2018 GP Germany Hockenheim Info and history
29-07-2018 GP Hungary Hungaroring Info and history
26-08-2018 GP Belgium Spa-Francorchamps Info and history
02-09-2018 GP Italy Monza Info and history
16-09-2018 GP Singapore Singapour Info and history
30-09-2018 GP Russia Sochi Info and history
07-10-2018 GP Japan Suzuka Info and history
21-10-2018 GP USA Austin Info and history
28-10-2018 GP Mexico Mexico City Info and history
11-11-2018 GP Brazil Interlagos Info and history
25-11-2018 GP Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Info and history

The title challengers

Lewis Hamilton will once again be the favourite to win the driver’s championship, having collected three out of the last four crowns. Mercedes are also expected to be even stronger, giving team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who finished the 2017 strongly, the opportunity to compete, too.

Elsewhere, Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari will look to put a frustrating year behind them and will look to close the gap on Mercedes in the close season. Vettel will be paired with Kimi Raikkonen for the fourth season in succession.

There is real excitement surrounding Red Bull and whether they can continue their rapid improvement, solidifying themselves as the third force in F1. With an impressive driver pairing of Daniel Ricciardo and the thrilling Max Verstappen, they are expecting to be competitive as they were in 2017.

The ability for teams beyond that to compete and even win races will depend on how successful their close seasons in the garage are; there are precious seconds to make up and their innovations will be another interesting battle next year.