The France Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar for the first time since 2008, as announced in the 2018 calendar published by the International Automobile Federation (FIA). The race at Le Castellet will be followed by races at Austria and Hockenheim (Germany), an unprecedented triple-header that sees races on three successive weekends for the first time ever.
A proposed street race in New Jersey was sandwiched between Monaco and Canada on the provisional 2014 calendar but the U.S. round did not happen for financial reasons.
The season will start in Australia on March 25 with teams then travelling to Shanghai and Bahrain, which will be back-to-back on April 8 and 15, before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 29.
Russia was the fourth round this year but that race moves away from the May Day holiday weekend to an end of September slot instead.
Spain's Circuit de Barcelona opens the European season on May 13, followed by the showcase Monaco race, before Formula One travels across the Atlantic to Canada on June 10 and then returns to France.
Germany returns on July 22 with a race at Hockenheim, followed by Hungary on the next weekend, with the three week August break maintained after fears it might have to go to accommodate the extra races.
Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps and Italy's Monza are also back-to-back races, in late August and early September, with Singapore - Asia's glittering floodlit night race - a stand-alone on Sept 16.
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