Formula 1 2019 season will finish in December, with German Grand Prix included

Lewis Hamilton crosses the line to win the 2018 German Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won the German Grand Prix in July but the race did not take place in 2015 and 2017

The 2019 Formula 1 season will finish in December, and the German Grand Prix has been included on the final 21-race calendar released by the FIA.

The record-equalling calendar has one change from 2018, with the United States race coming after Mexico.

It starts in Australia on 17 March and ends in Abu Dhabi on 1 December.

There have only been three later finishes to a season since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - 1959, 1962 and 1963.

The German Grand Prix has been held in alternate years recently, and there had been doubts about its future with organisers wanting to reduce their race fee.

It will follow the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which is scheduled for 14 July.

Eleven of the 21 races are in Europe, five in Asia, four in the Americas and one in Australia.

The 1,000th grand prix since F1's inception will take place in China on 14 April, the third race of the season.

2019 F1 calendar

17 March, Australia

31 March, Bahrain

14 April, China

28 April, Azerbaijan

12 May, Spain

26 May, Monaco

9 June, Canada

23 June, France

30 June, Austria

14 July, Great Britain

28 July, Germany

4 August, Hungary

1 September, Belgium

8 September, Italy

22 September, Singapore

29 September, Russia

13 October, Japan

27 October, Mexico

3 November, USA

17 November, Brazil

1 December, Abu Dhabi

Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka has been home to the Japanese Grand Prix since 1987, apart from 2007 and 2008 when it was held at Fuji

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