The 67th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship took off in spectacular style in Melbourne with an incident filled race which saw Fernando Alonso destroy his car in a crash with Esteban Gutierrez, but luckily walked away unharmed.
The reigning champion Lewis Hamilton had a bad start which saw him drop from pole position to sixth, but he managed to claw his way back to finish second behind the eventual winner Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes.
After FIA’s World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris there was a change in regulations which meant increasing the number of races allowed a year by 1 to a total of 21. This is the largest number of races for a season in F1 history. The extra race was to bring in the Azerbaijan GP in Baku on June 19th.
This year also will see the return of the Germany GP in Hockenheim after being dropped form the calendar last season due to the alternating agreement between Hockenheim and Nürburgring being put into doubt.

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Let the fun begin!

2016 F1 Race Calendar

March 20 – Australia – Melbourne – Winner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
April 3 – BahrainWinner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
April 17 – China – Shanghai- Winner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
May 1 – Russia – Sochi- Winner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
May 15 – Spain – Barcelona- Winner Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 29 – Monaco – Monte Carlo- Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)View our packages for Monaco
June 12 – Canada – Montreal- Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
June 19 – Azerbaijan – Baku*- Winner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
July 3 – Austria – Spielberg- Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
July 10 – Great Britain – SilverstoneWinner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)View our packages for Silverstone
July 24 – Hungary – Budapest – Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
July 31 – Germany – Hockenheim – Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
August 28 – Belgium – Spa-FrancorchampsWinner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
September 4 – Italy – MonzaView our packages for Monza
September 18 – SingaporeWinner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)View our packages for Singapore
October 2 – Malaysia – Sepang Winner Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
October 9 – Japan – SuzukaWinner Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
October 23 – USA – Austin** – Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)View our packages for Austin, Texas
October 30 – Mexico – Mexico City – Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
November 13 – Brazil – Sao Paulo – Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)View our packages for Brazil
November 27 – UAE – Abu Dhabi – Winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)View our packages for Abu Dhabi

*race start to be scheduled to avoid conflict with the conclusion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
**subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN