Next year’s 21-race Formula 1 calendar, along with a handful of 2019 rule changes, have been signed off by F1’s governing body, the FIA, following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) on Friday. For the third time in history, the world championship will be contested over a record 21 Grands Prix, equalling the total held in 2016 and 2018. Eleven of the 21 will take place in Europe, five in Asia, four in the Americas and one in Australia. The 2019 season will begin on March 17th in Australia and finish on December 1 in Abu Dhabi. In between those – in China on April 14th – Formula 1 will celebrate the 1000th Grand Prix race on the calender since its inception in 1950. March 17 Melbourne Australia March 31 Sakhir Bahrain April 14 Shanghai China April 28 Baku Azerbaijan May 12 Barcelona Spain May 26 Monaco Monaco June 9 Montreal Canada June 23 Le Castellet France June 30 Spielberg Austria July 14 Silverstone Great Britain July 28 Hockenheim Germany August 4 Budapest Hungary September 1 Spa-Francorchamps Belgium September 8 Monza Italy September 22 Singapore Singapore September 29 Sochi Russia October 13 Suzuka Japan October 27 Mexico City Mexico November 3 Austin USA* November 17 Sao Paolo Brazil December 1 Yas Marina Abu Dhabi *Austin has some formalities to solve, according to the FIA.