Draft calendar of 2018 F1 schedule released

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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Kohli said: "I congratulated them in the post-match presentation and I would do the same here because they deserved to win". India's batting effort paled in comparison and they managed just 158 in reply in 30.3 overs.

"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.

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