Once again, the Formula 1 Season will be contested over 20 rounds, in 20 different countries and five different continents.
The Mexican Grand Prix is the big inclusion in the 2015 schedule, but there’s still no room for the Indian Grand Prix, which was originally scheduled to be held in the opening fly-away portion of the season.
The Korean Grand Prix was announced on a provisional calendar, but it was missing from the final calendar, and won’t be held for the second year in succession.
The season will start, as it usually does, at Albert Park in Melbourne, with the Australian Grand Prix. It will be the twentieth time Melbourne has played host to the Australian round of the championship, and that will take place from March 13 to 15.
A fortnight later, the teams will be in Asia, for the Malaysian round at the Sepang International Circuit, before they head to Shanghai in China for Round 3.
Back-to-back with China is Bahrain, which will be contested under lights for the second year in a row, before the teams head back to Europe, for the traditional May races in Spain and Monaco.
The series will fly off to North America for the Canadian Grand Prix on the first weekend of June, before returning to Europe for Races in Austria, Great Britain, Germany and Hungary prior to the mid-season break.
Belgium and Italy will round out the European season, before the teams head to Singapore and Japan on consecutive weekends to round out September!
The Russian Grand Prix will again be held on the same day as the SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama, while the American round has been brought forward a week, and will be back-to-back with the return of Mexico.
The final two rounds are the same as they were in 2014, Brazil and Abu Dhabi, but both one week later in the calendar.
Other changes to make note of:
The Australian, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian Grand Prix will all start one hour earlier than they did in 2014, as a safety measure by the FIA, following on from the accident for Jules Bianchi at the Japanese Grand Prix in October.
The 2015 season will also see a change in the way the sport is televised in Australia.
For the first time in the history of Formula 1 coverage in Australia, every single practice and qualifying session, plus all twenty races will be LIVE.
However, it will come at a price to viewers, as FOX Sports will be the main broadcaster of the sport in this country for the foreseeable future.
As part of a new, joint deal with Network TEN, FOX Sports will broadcast all twenty races, ten of which are exclusive to the subscription television broadcaster.
FOX has formed an affiliate partnership with Sky Sports in the UK, to broadcast their unprecedented Formula 1 coverage into the loungerooms of Australians throughout the season.
This includes ‘The F1 Show’, which airs weekly throughout the season, as well as a direct feed of their practice, qualifying and race day coverage, including the pre and post session analysis.
Network TEN will continue to air ten races LIVE, including an unrivalled 25 hours of coverage from the opening event of the year, the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.
2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship Calendar.
Round 1 | Australian Grand Prix | March 12-15 | FOX and TEN
Round 2 | Malaysian Grand Prix | March 27-29 | FOX
Round 3 | Chinese Grand Prix | April 10-12 | FOX
Round 4 | Bahrain Grand Prix | April 17-19 | FOX and TEN
Round 5 | Spanish Grand Prix | May 8-10 | FOX
Round 6 | Monaco Grand Prix | May 21-24 | FOX and TEN
Round 7 | Canadian Grand Prix | June 5-7 | FOX
Round 8 | Austrian Grand Prix | June 19-21 | FOX and TEN
Round 9 | British Grand Prix | July 3-5 | FOX
Round 10 | German Grand Prix | July 17-19 | FOX and TEN
Round 11 | Hungarian Grand Prix | July 24-26 | FOX
Round 12 | Belgian Grand Prix | August 20-22 | FOX and TEN
Round 13 | Italian Grand Prix | September 4-6 | FOX
Round 14 | Singapore Grand Prix | September 18-20 | FOX and TEN
Round 15 | Japanese Grand Prix | September 25-27 | FOX
Round 16 | Russian Grand Prix | October 9-11 | FOX and TEN
Round 17 | United States Grand Prix | October 23-25 | FOX
Round 18 | Mexican Grand Prix | October 30-November 1 | FOX and TEN
Round 19 | Brazilian Grand Prix | November 13-15 | FOX
Round 20 | Abu Dhabi Grand Prix | November 27-29 | FOX and TEN