Formula One 2025: Race dates, Hamilton’s move to Ferrari and where will Carlos Sainz end up?

Motorsport Monday April 29, 2024 By: Alice Mitchell Jones

Formula 1 has released its calendar for the 2025 Season, with 24 races across the year, kicking things off on March 16 in Australia.  

This will be a particularly special edition as it is the 75th anniversary of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The calendar features all of the same circuits as the 2024 schedule with a few changes to the order of races.

Bahrain has opened the calendar for the past four years, but due to the timing of Ramadan, the race in Sakhir and the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will now take place in April, having Australia open in Melbourne instead. This will then be followed by China and Japan, this all being the only major change from this year’s calendar. 



Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne – March 16 

Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai – March 23

Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka – April 6

Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir – April 13 

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah – April 20 

Miami Grand Prix – Miami – May 4

Italian Grand Prix – Emilia Romagna – May 18

Monaco Grand Prix – Monaco – May 25 

Spanish Grand Prix – Barcelona – June 1 

Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal – June 15

Austrian Grand Prix – Spielberg – June 29 

British Grand Prix – Silverstone – July 6 

Belgium Grand Prix – Spa – July 27 

Hungarian Grand Prix – Budapest – August 3 

Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort – August 31 

Italian Grand Prix – Monza – September 7

Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku – September 21 

Singapore Grand Prix – Singapore – October 5 

USA Grand Prix – Austin – October 19 

Mexico Grand Prix – Mexico City – October 26 

Brazil Grand Prix – Sao Paulo – November 9 

Las Vegas Grand Prix – Las Vegas – November 22 

Qatar Grand Prix – Lusail – November 30 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina – December 7 


Lewis Hamilton will depart from Mercedes after the 2024 season after opting out of his final contract year, replacing Carlos Sainz at Ferrari.  

Hamiliton’s contract came to an end after the driver activated a release clause in his contract, confirming he will be joining Ferrari on a multi-year deal. 

Considered the most successful F1 driver in history holding seven world titles, the driver expressed that this move would be fulfilling a “childhood dream”. Hamilton will be driving alongside Charles Leclerc and linking up with Fred Vasseur, who he worked with in junior formulae, building the foundations of their relationship. 


Ferrari’s signing of Lewis Hamilton leaves everyone wondering who Carlos Sainz will be signing a contract with next.  

Carlos Sainz is the top driver available for the 2025 season. Sainz has been linked to several teams since the news broke and has been open about the contract negotiations taking place for him.  

Red Bull have confirmed that they have been in talks with Sainz about the possibility of driving alongside current world champion Max Verstappen. Sergio Perez currently drives alongside Verstappen for Red Bull but his future there could be in doubt due to his recent performances and the availability of Sainz. 

We also know that Mercedes is seeking replacement for Hamilton. 

The door was closed for Sainz at Aston Martin after they confirmed the contract continuation of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, although he did say that they wouldn’t have been his top choice, stating that all of his best options are still open. 

With multiple options for the driver, it will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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