A deal was eventually struck after Formula One bosses agreed to reduce the licence fee for the race, which was reported to be among the highest to host a race on the calendar.
The China and Singapore grands prix remain subject to confirmation from the commercial rights holder.
The FIA's World Sport Council meeting in Geneva yielded a draft which puts France on June 24 followed by Austria and Great-Britain on the trot.
What that race being added does is create a tentative tripleheader with the French, Austrian and British Grands Prix all in successive weeks, a first for F1.
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"The number of races has increased by one compared to the current season".
The return of the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard slots in on June 24, and a week after the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 16-17. We received numerous requests from those wishing to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix but we wanted the existing promoters to feel that we are putting all our efforts into ensuring that each race is a special event, so that the fans, our most important stakeholders, can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience.
"The FIA would also like to welcome back the French and German Grands Prix to the calendar, as both have a long and rich tradition in the sport". The season will begin on March 25 in Melbourne, Australia, and end on November 25 at Abu Dhabis Yas Marina circuit.