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Formula 2 and Formula 3 confirm calendars for 2024 season

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SPA, BELGIUM - JULY 30: Oliver Bearman of Great Britain and PREMA Racing (8) leads Theo Pourchaire

The Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships have announced their calendars for the 2024 season, with the second tier featuring a bumper 14 rounds – including the arrival of a new venue, whilst the third tier will join Formula 1 and F2 at 10 events across three continents.

Both F2 and F3 will kick off their seasons in Sakhir, Bahrain on February 29 – March 02, with the second tier’s first double-header seeing them visit the Jeddah Corniche Circuit from March 7-9. The categories will reunite down under, as the championships return to Melbourne, Australia at the end of the month, on March 22-24.

The European leg of their 2024 campaigns will get underway with back-to-back weekends, with them linking up in Imola (May 17-19), followed by the iconic Monaco circuit on May 23-26.

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An action-packed summer for both tiers will start with a triple header, beginning on June 21-23 in Barcelona, Spain before moving on to Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring (June 28-30) and rounding out in Silverstone, UK on July 5-7. After a weekend off, F2 and F3 will see off the month with another double header in Budapest (July 19-21) and Spa-Francorchamps (July 26-28).

F3’s season will conclude just after the summer break in Monza, with the Temple of Speed playing host from August 30 – September 01.

From there, F2 will fly solo alongside F1, as they’ll return to the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan on September 13-15. The 13th and penultimate round will see the championship make its debut in Qatar on November 29 – December 01 before the campaign draws to a close at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit on December 06-08.

2024 F2 Calendar

DateVenue
February 29 - March 2Sakhir, Bahrain
March 7-9Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
March 22-24Melbourne, Australia
May 17-19Imola, Italy
May 23-26Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 21-23Barcelona, Spain
June 28-30Spielberg, Austria
July 5-7Silverstone, Great Britain
July 19-21Budapest, Hungary
July 26-28Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
August 30 - September 1Monza, Italy
September 13-15Baku, Azerbaijan
November 29 - December 1Qatar, Qatar
December 6-8Yas Marina, UAE

“I’m very pleased to announce that there will be fourteen rounds and 28 races on the Formula 2 calendar in 2024,” said FIA Formula 2 and 3 CEO Bruno Michel. “For next year, we will race in Qatar, which is a very exciting new venue.

"The final leg of the season will see Baku, Qatar and Abu Dhabi after the race weekend in Monza, making the 2024 calendar more balanced. We keep receiving interest from many promoters, and it’s great that we can add new tracks every season. Even though there will be more fly-away events in 2024, we continue to ensure the teams’ budget remains at a proper level.”

On the F3 calendar, Michel added: “In 2023, we introduced two new circuits – Melbourne and Monte Carlo – which held extremely successful events for Formula 3. I am very pleased to include them again in the 2024 calendar.

"We will have 10 rounds, across 3 continents, starting in Sakhir and ending in Monza, all events running alongside Formula 1. In a matter of five years, the FIA Formula Championship 3 has become a decisive category that features the best up-and-coming talents on their way to the top steps of motorsport.”

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Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: “It is fantastic to announce such an exciting F2 calendar for 2024, following on from the 24 race calendar we announced for Formula 1 a few weeks ago.

"The breadth of venues and the addition of Qatar is another sign of the strength and interest in F2 globally and the talent we have in the Championship is very positive for the future. The Championship is delivering exciting racing at every event for all our fans and that is a tribute to the work of Bruno, his team and all the competitors across the grid.

"I would also like to thank the FIA for their collaboration on this fantastic championship, and our long-standing partners Pirelli, Dallara and Mecachrome for their continued support. We are all looking forward to the rest of the season and crowning the 2023 Champion.

2024 F3 Calendar

DateVenue
February 29 - March 2Sakhir, Bahrain
March 22-24Melbourne, Australia
May 17-19Imola, Italy
May 23-26Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 21-23Barcelona, Spain
June 28-30Spielberg, Austria
July 5-7Silverstone, Great Britain
July 19-21Budapest, Hungary
July 26-28Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
August 30 - September 1Monza, Italy

“We are all excited to announce the 2024 Formula 3 calendar that brings huge anticipation and excitement after an already thrilling season this year. The intensity on the track is delighting all our fans and once again shows the talent in the system and the pipeline we have for the future.

"I want to thank the FIA, Bruno, his team and all the competitors for the incredible job they do and also pay tribute to our longstanding partners Dallara, Mechachrome and Pirelli for their continued support of the series. We are all looking forward to the rest of the season and an exciting 2024.”

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The 2024 FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar, which has today been approved by the World Motor Sport Council, ensures another exciting season of racing on some of the most iconic and challenging circuits around the world.

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"As the final stepping stone before the pinnacle of single-seater motor sport, Formula 2 is a hugely important championship that creates intense competition, and its success is the result of the strong collaboration between the FIA team, the promoter and all of the teams, which I look forward to seeing continue into 2024 and beyond.

“The FIA junior single-seater categories are of vital importance to the success of motor sport at the very highest levels, and for the young drivers to develop on the global platform of Formula 1 is without doubt the right pathway.

"The calendar that we are very pleased to confirm today provides a broad range of circuits, including some of the most challenging and iconic racing venues anywhere in the world, on which the potential stars of the future will give the drivers the best possible preparation for the next step up the ladder to the FIA Formula 2 Championship."

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