F1 announces 2024 calendar; Singapore Grand Prix to be held Sep 20-22
The calendar, which begins Mar 2 and ends Dec 8, will feature 24 races.
Next year’s Singapore Grand Prix weekend will be held from Sep 20 to 22, according to the 2024 calendar announced by Formula 1.
The upcoming season will feature 24 races, starting with the Bahrain GP on Mar 2 and ending with the Abu Dhabi GP on Dec 8. It is slated to be the longest F1 season ever.
In a bid to move towards “greater calendar regionalisation”, the Japanese GP will be held in April while the Azerbaijan GP shifts to September. According to Formula 1, this will reduce logistical burdens and make the season more sustainable.
Other notable changes include the return of the Chinese Grand Prix after a five-year absence.
Additionally, to accommodate Ramadan, the races scheduled in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be held on Saturday instead of Sunday. The same will apply for the Las Vegas GP. It is the first time that there will be three Saturday races in the F1 calendar.
There will also be two long breaks – one following the Belgium GP in July, and another after the Singapore GP.
The Singapore GP 2023 weekend is on Sep 14 to 17. It will feature an updated layout due to the redevelopment of The Float @ Marina Bay, which is being turned into the new NS Square.
Defending champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing leads the 2023 Drivers’ standing with 229 points currently. Teammate Sergio Perez sits in second place with 148 points, while Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso is third with 131 points.
Last year’s Singapore GP was won by Perez.