FIA confirms 2017 F1 calendar and avoids Le Mans
Formula 1 will avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, but will also lose the German GP in a revised 20-round calendar.
The FIA courted much criticism this year when it scheduled the inaugural European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan on the same weekend as the world’s biggest endurance race.
The clash was set to remain on the first iteration of the calendar, but the Baku street race has since moved back one week to June 25 to avoid it.
The British GP has moved one week later in July than normal, and now does clash with the Wimbledon tennis finals.
The German GP, which was staged exclusively at Hockenheim in recent seasons after financial woe for the Nurburgring, has dropped off the calendar entirely.
The race was also omitted in 2015, but returned this year.