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Formula One calendar and details for 2017

London: The Formula One season starts in Australia on March 26, the first of 20 races. Race times are 1200 GMT unless stated.

March 26 - Australia

» Albert Park street circuit, Melbourne: 58 laps of 5.303km. Total distance 307.574km.

» 2016 pole position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes. 2016 winner: Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes.

» Melbourne has hosted the Australian GP since 1996.

Also read: Formula One maps out a post-Ecclestone future

April 9 - China

» Shanghai International Circuit: 56 laps of 5.451km. Total distance 305.256km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Rosberg

» Built on a vast scale in the shape of the Chinese character "shang", the circuit has hosted a race since 2004.

April 16 - Bahrain

» Sakhir circuit: 57 laps of 5.412km. Total distance 308.484km.

» 2016 pole: Hamilton. Winner: Rosberg.

» Desert track 30km south-west of Manama. The race has a day-to-night format under floodlights.

April 30 - Russia

» Sochi street circuit: 53 laps of 5.848km, distance 309.944km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Rosberg

» The race made its debut in 2014, with the circuit looping around the park built for the Winter Olympics.

May 14 - Spain

» Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona: 66 laps of 4.655km. Total distance 307.230km

» 2016 pole: Hamilton. Winner: Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull.

» Familiar to teams from pre-season testing. On the calendar since 1991.

May 28 - Monaco

» Monte Carlo street circuit: 78 laps of 3.337km. Total distance 260.286km.

» 2016 pole: Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull. Winner: Hamilton.

» The slowest and shortest race but also the most glamorous. Steeped in history, every driver wants to win what is also a home race for many of them.

June 11 - Canada

» Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal: 70 laps of 4.361km. Total distance 305.270km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» An F1 favorite since 1978, the circuit is named after late Ferrari great and father of Jacques and is on the Ile Notre Dame in the St Lawrence River.

June 25 - Azerbaijan

» Baku City Circuit: 51 laps of 6.003km. Total distance 306.153km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Rosberg

» New last year, the historic center and long seaside promenade provide the backdrop.

July 9 - Austria

» Spielberg: 71 laps of 4.326km laps. Total distance 307.146km

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» A small town in the southern Styria region, not far from Graz. The race returned in 2015 for the first time since 2003 at a circuit owned by Red Bull.

July 16 - Britain

» Silverstone: 52 laps of 5.891km. Total distance: 306.332km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» A former World War Two airfield, the first world championship grand prix was held here in 1950.

July 30 - Hungary

» Hungaroring, Budapest: 70 laps of 4.381km. Total distance 306.670km

» 2016 pole: Rosberg. Winner: Hamilton.

» The first race here in 1986 was a breakthrough for F1 behind the 'Iron Curtain' dividing Europe. Tight, twisty and slow. Brazilian Felipe Massa suffered a near-fatal head injury here in 2009.

August 27 - Belgium

» Spa-Francorchamps: 44 laps of 7.004km. Total distance: 308.176km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Rosberg

» The longest lap on the calendar and one of the fastest circuits. Often wet, always thrilling. A favorite circuit for drivers and fans. Ayrton Senna won here five times, Michael Schumacher six.

September 3 - Italy

» Monza: 53 laps of 5.793km. Total distance 307.029km

» 2016 pole: Hamilton. Winner: Rosberg.

» "La Pista Magica" is a temple of Italian motor sport and Ferrari. One of the oldest tracks, dating back to the 1920s, and still the fastest circuit in F1.

September 17 - Singapore

» Marina Bay street circuit: 61 laps of 5.065km. Total distance 308.965km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Rosberg

» On the calendar since 2008, now the Monaco of the Far East. The only race entirely at night.

October 1 - Malaysia

» Sepang circuit. 56 laps of 5.543km. Total distance: 310.408km

» 2016 pole: Hamilton. Winner: Ricciardo.

» Hot and steamy, with tropical downpours likely, next to Kuala Lumpur's international airport. Long straights and tight corners.

October 8 - Japan

» Suzuka: 53 laps of 5.807km. Total distance 307.771km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Rosberg

» A classic fast figure-of-eight circuit, owned by Honda with a funfair alongside. Attracts some of the most passionate fans anywhere in F1.

October 22 - United States

» Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas: 56 laps of 5.513km. Total distance 308.728km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» Anti-clockwise layout with 20 turns. Hamilton won the title here in 2015.

October 29 - Mexico

» Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City: 71 laps of 4.304km. Total distance 305.584km

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» Returned to the calendar in 2015. Named after racing brothers Ricardo and Pedro.

November 12 - Brazil

» Interlagos, Sao Paulo: 71 laps of 4.309km. Total distance 305.939km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» Atmospheric anti-clockwise circuit that hosted its first GP in 1973. Home of the late Ayrton Senna.

November 26 - Abu Dhabi

» Yas Marina. 55 laps of 5.554km. Total distance 305.470km.

» 2016 pole & winner: Hamilton

» Day-to-night race under floodlights. Made its debut in 2009. Anti-clockwise.

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