Here are all your key dates for Formula 1 in 2017

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February 4 marks 50 days until the start of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Melbourne, Australia, and the beginning of what is shaping up to be a new era for the sport.

New regulations, new drivers and even a new owner are all in play for the coming year, which is guaranteed to offer a fresh world champion following Nico Rosberg’s decision to quit at the end of 2016.

Besides the races themselves, all of the teams are planning to launch their cars in the days leading up to pre-season testing in Barcelona, where eight days of running is planned to take place.

Ahead of the new season, here is a run down of all the key dates for F1 in 2017. This post will be updated in the coming weeks when more details are known about car launches and reveal plans etc.

F1 2017 – KEY DATES

Pre-Season

February 20 – Sauber car launch 

February 21 – Renault car launch

February 22 – Force India car launch, Sauber filming day in Barcelona

February 23 – Mercedes car launch and Silverstone filming day

February 24 – McLaren and Ferrari car launches

February 26 – Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Haas car launches

February 27 – March 2 – First pre-season test in Barcelona

March 7-10 – Second pre-season test in Barcelona

March 9 – FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Geneva

In-Season

March 26 – Australian Grand Prix

April 9 – Chinese Grand Prix

April 16 – Bahrain Grand Prix

April 18-19 – First in-season test, Bahrain

April 30 – Russian Grand Prix

May 14 – Spanish Grand Prix

May 28 – Monaco Grand Prix

June 11 – Canadian Grand Prix

June 25 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix

July 9 – Austrian Grand Prix

July 16 – British Grand Prix

July 30 – Hungarian Grand Prix

August 1-2 – Second in-season test, Hungary

August 27 – Belgian Grand Prix

September 3 – Italian Grand Prix

September 17 – Singapore Grand Prix

October 1 – Malaysian Grand Prix

October 8 – Japanese Grand Prix

October 22 – United States Grand Prix

October 29 – Mexican Grand Prix

November 12 – Brazilian Grand Prix

November 26 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Post-season

November 28-29 – Post-season test, Abu Dhabi

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.