October 13, 2018 / 12:23 AM / 3 days ago

Motor racing - FIA confirms 21-race calendar for 2019

(Reuters) - Formula One’s governing body FIA has signed off on the 21-race calendar for the 2019 world championship following a World Motor Sport Council meeting on Friday.

The calendar here confirms the provisional schedule released by F1’s owners Liberty Media in August.

The season will begin on March 17 at the Australian Grand Prix and finish Dec. 1 in Abu Dhabi.

The FIA also approved a number of technical rule changes, including the alignment of overtaking protocols once safety cars return to the pits.

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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