When does the F1 season start? Full race schedule, round dates, calendar for Formula One in 2024

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Despite only finishing in late November, a new Formula 1 season is already upon us.

It may feel like a case of deja vu for some fans, with no driver changes made for this year.

Three-time defending champion Max Verstappen will be searching for yet more glory, as the likes of Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari aim to challenge Red Bull from the get-go.

The Sporting News has the full schedule for the 2024 season.

MORE: Confirmed drivers and F1 team lineups for 2024

F1 schedule 2024

This year's F1 season will begin at the Bahrain International Circuit, followed by the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

A three-race stint in the Asia-Pacific will then begin, with Japan holding their race earlier than usual and China hosting their first Grand Prix since 2019.

Seven consecutive races will take place in Europe during the middle of the season, including at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

At the back end of the year, Las Vegas will host another race after its eventful debut in 2023, with Abu Dhabi to close out the season again.

Full F1 2024 race calendar 

Note: 'Time' refers to the race start 

Date Grand Prix Track Time (local)
Feb. 29 - Mar. 2 Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit 6:00 pm
Mar. 7-9 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Corniche Circuit 8:00 pm
Mar. 22-24 Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 3:00 pm
Apr. 5-7 Japan Suzuka International Racing Course 2:00 pm
Apr. 19-21 China Shanghai International Circuit 3:00 pm
May 3-5 Miami Miami International Autodrome 4:00 pm
May 17-19 Emilia Romagna Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 3:00 pm
May 24-26 Monaco Circuit de Monaco 3:00 pm
Jun. 7-9 Canada Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve 2:00 pm
Jun. 21-23 Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 3:00 pm
Jun. 28-30 Austria Red Bull Ring 3:00 pm
Jul. 5-7 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 3:00 pm
Jul. 19-21 Hungary Hungaroring 3:00 pm
Jul. 26-28 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3:00 pm
Aug. 23-25 Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort 3:00 pm
Aug. 30 - Sep. 1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 3:00 pm
Sep. 13-15 Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit 3:00 pm
Sep. 20-22 Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 8:00 pm
Oct. 18-20 USA Circuit of the Americas 2:00 pm
Oct. 25-27 Mexico Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2:00 pm
Nov. 1-3 Brazil Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace 2:00 pm
Nov. 21-23 Las Vegas Las Vegas Strip Circuit 10:00 pm
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 Qatar Lusail International Circut 8:00 pm
Dec. 6-8 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit 5:00 pm

F1 2024: Confirmed drivers and team lineups

The same grid from the season-ending 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will line up in Bahrain to begin the new season.

Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc have recently signed contract extensions with their respective teams.

Team Driver
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes George Russell
Red Bull Max Verstappen
Red Bull Sergio Perez
Ferrari Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Carlos Sainz
McLaren Lando Norris
McLaren Oscar Piastri
Alpine Esteban Ocon
Alpine Pierre Gasly
Visa Cash App RB Daniel Ricciardo
Visa Cash App RB Yuki Tsunoda
Aston Martin Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin Lance Stroll
Stake F1 Team Valtteri Bottas
Stake F1 Team Zhou Guanyu
Haas Kevin Magnussen
Haas Nico Hulkenberg
Williams Alex Albon
Williams Logan Sargeant
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How to watch F1 in the USA

  • TV channel: ABC; ESPN
  • Live stream: FuboTV / Hulu / Sling TV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2024 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports' broadcast, with select races airing on ABC.

Fans can also stream Formula 1 races live in the U.S. with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

ESPN Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language home for all F1 races in the United States.

How to watch F1 in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct/Fubo TV

For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language broadcast of races. For those looking for the French-language telecast, RDS will have you sorted.

Races can be streamed on fuboTV and via TSN's streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch F1 in the UK

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV/Sky Go app

Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the provider's dedicated F1 channel.

For fans planning to live stream F1 in 2024, you can watch via the Sky Go app if you're an existing subscriber or you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch F1 in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
  • Live stream: Kayo Sports/Foxtel Go

Fox Sports will again carry all races in Australia for the 2024 season.

Channel 10 will only broadcast the Australian Grand Prix.

How to watch F1 in India

F1 fans in India can watch the action on F1 TV Pro, which also offers full race highlights and replays.

The coverage will include the live broadcast of practice and qualifying sessions as well as the races themselves.

The governing body's previous deal with Sports Star ended in 2022.

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Joshua Mayne is a content producer for The Sporting News Australia.