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The key changes from the 2025 Formula 1 calendar

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The 2025 Formula 1 season promises excitement and celebration as it marks the 75th anniversary of the FIA Formula One World Championship. To add to the excitement, there will be some changes in the calendar for the 2025 season of Formula 1.

The iconic Albert Park circuit in Melbourne will once again host the Australian Grand Prix as the season opener. This 5.278 km track, set against Melbourne’s stunning skyline, has been a fan favorite since 1996. In recent years, it had shifted to hosting the third round, but now it reclaims its familiar slot at the beginning of the season.

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the Australian Grand Prix will take place from 14th to 16th March 2025, which is two weeks later than the start of the season this year. This adjustment allows teams additional time to fine-tune their machines before heading to pre-season testing (details yet to be confirmed) and then onto the exciting race in Melbourne.

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Why did the FIA decide to change Australia as the season opener?

The 2025 Formula 1 season will see a return to tradition as the Australian Grand Prix reclaims its position as the season opener. Melbourne, which has hosted the first race virtually every year since its debut in 1996, will once again kick off the F1 calendar next year.

This change comes after a hiatus since 2019 when the Covid-19 pandemic led to Bahrain taking over the opening slot. However, the timing of the holy month of Ramadan has played a role in reshuffling the schedule for 2025. Races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia had to be delayed due to Ramadan, leading to Melbourne’s reinstatement as the first race of the season.

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The 2025 calendar features the same 24 races as this year’s record-breaking season, with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone scheduled for 4-6 July and the season finale in Abu Dhabi from 5-7 December.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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