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26 March > F1 Aus­tralian GP, Al­bert Park, Mel­bourne


9 April > F1 Chi­nese Grand Prix, Shang­hai > FIA Masters His­toric F1 Espíritu de Mon­tjuïc, Barcelona


April > F1 Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir


April > His­toric Grand Prix Cars As­so­ci­a­tion Test Day, Sil­ver­stone


April > Don­ing­ton His­toric Fes­ti­val As the venue for the first grands prix to be held on Bri­tish soil, Don­ing­ton Park holds a spe­cial place in the his­toric rac­ing fir­ma­ment. F1’s pres­ence will be lim­ited to demo runs by own­ers


April > F1 Rus­sian Grand Prix, Sochi, Rus­sia


14 May > F1 Span­ish Grand Prix, Barcelona > HGPCA Most His­toric Grand Prix, Most, Czech Re­pub­lic 20-21

May > Sil­ver­stone His­toric Fes­ti­val Top billing on this week­end de­voted to clas­sic rac­ing weaponry goes to a re­cre­ation of the Daily Ex­press In­ter­na­tional Tro­phy. Dur­ing its 30-year life, this pop­u­lar an­nual non-cham­pi­onship F1 fix­ture also ad­mit­ted F2 and F5000 ma­chines to present a truly eclec­tic grid. Ex­pect to see ma­chines from the ’50s through to the ’80s 27-28 May > FIA Masters His­toric Fes­ti­val, Brands Hatch Flash back to the days when this evoca­tive Kent venue hosted the Bri­tish Grand Prix and a packed home crowd roared their ap­proval at the an­tics of James Hunt. The FIA Masters His­toric F1 cham­pi­onship head­lines a full programme of rac­ing, which in­cludes tour­ing cars and sportscars from the 1950s through to the 1970s, re­call­ing the days when F1 driv­ers reg­u­larly raced in other for­mu­lae be­tween grand prix week­ends (and even, some­times, on the same bill). To cater for the dis­par­ity in per­for­mance be­tween cars built a decade or more apart, the his­toric F1 grid is split into four classes. Last year Nick Pad­more won the over­all ti­tle in Max Smith-Hil­liard’s ex-Carlos Reute­mann Williams FW07C; ground-ef­fect cars tend to run at the sharp end, but the rest of the grid is a fas­ci­nat­ing mix of ma­chin­ery, mostly from the 1970s 28 May > F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo


11 June > F1 Cana­dian Grand Prix, Mon­tréal, Canada > HGPCA Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or, Di­jon-Prenois, France


June > F1 Azer­bai­jan Grand Prix, Baku


2 July > FIA Masters Grand Prix de France His­torique, Magny-Cours, France > Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed, West Sus­sex


July > F1 Aus­trian Grand Prix, Red Bull Ring, Spiel­berg


July > F1 Bri­tish Grand Prix, Sil­ver­stone

2 July Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed

27-28 May Masters Fes­ti­val, Brands Hatch

28-30 April Don­ing­ton His­toric Fes­ti­val

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