Formula 1, Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H on trackDan Mullan/Getty Images

Formula 1 has released the provisional race calendar for the 2019 season. The provisional calendar is subject to the approval of FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on October 12. The draft confirms retaining a record number of 21 Grands Prix, equalling the races held in 2016 and the ongoing season.

The biggest attraction of the 2019 season will be in China. The Chinese Grand Prix on April 14th will mark Formula 1's 1,000th Grand Prix since its inception in 1950. Formula 1 has also confirmed new deals for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim and Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

The organiser has renewed the deal with the promoter of the Japanese Grand Prix, MobilityLand Corp. for the next three years and races will be held at the iconic Suzuka Circuit until 2021. Japanese Grand Prix will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year and Honda will be the title sponsor of the race.

Suzuka Circuit, Formula 1
Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro Rosso and France during the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 8, 2017 in Suzuka.Peter Fox/Getty Images

Formula 1 claims the proactive support of Mercedes-Benz, Andreas Scheuer, the Federal Minister of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure and the German automobile clubs ADAC and AvD along with Municipality of Hockenheim and Hockenheim-Ring GmbH has sealed the German Grand Prix. The 2019 German Grand Prix will take place at the Hockenheim-Ring and will see Mercedes-Benz as the title sponsor.

After the successful race this year, a new agreement has been reached with the promoter to allow Germany to maintain its presence in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar. 

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary 2018Mark Thompson/Getty Images

As usual, the new season will also begin on March 17 with the Australian Grand Prix and finish on December 1 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Here is the complete calendar:

Date Grand Prix Venue
17 March Australia Melbourne
31 March Bahrain Sakhir
14 April China Shanghai
28 April Azerbaijan Baku
12 May Spain Barcelona
26 May Monaco Monaco
9 June Canada Montreal
23 June France Le Castellet
30 June Austria Spielberg
14 July Great Britain Silverstone
28 July Germany Hockenheim
4 August Hungary Budapest
1 September Belgium Spa
8 September Italy Monza
22 September Singapore Singapore
29 September Russia Sochi
13 October Japan Suzuka
27 October Mexico Mexico City
3 November USA Austin
17 November Brazil Sao Paulo
1 December Abu Dhabi Yas Marina