Abu Dhabi set to retain prestigious final F1 race in 2019

The 2019 Formula 1 season is set to finish at the Yas Circuit on December 1 while Bahrain is also included as the second race of the season on March 31
Abu Dhabi set to retain prestigious final F1 race in 2019
Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. (Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
By Sam Bridge
Sat 01 Sep 2018 12:14 AM

Abu Dhabi is set to retain its prestigious position as the final race in the Formula 1 calendar in 2019, according to a draft released by the FIA.

The 2019 Formula 1 season is set to finish at the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island on December 1 while Bahrain is also included as the second race of the season on March 31.

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

According to the draft calendar, the record-equalling 21-race calendar has the same order as 2018, with the first race in Australia on March 17.

The calendar will be submitted for approval during the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on October 12.

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

2019 F1 draft calendar
17 March, Australia
31 March, Bahrain
14 April, China
28 April, Azerbaijan
12 May, Spain
26 May, Monaco
9 June, Canada
23 June, France
30 June, Austria
14 July, Great Britain
28 July, Germany
4 August, Hungary
1 September, Belgium
8 September, Italy
22 September, Singapore
29 September, Russia
13 October, Japan
27 October, Mexico
3 November, USA
17 November, Brazil
1 December, Abu Dhabi

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