Formula 1 Sport Safaris
The 2017 Calendar in Full
March 26 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 – China (Shanghai)
April 16 – Bahrain (Bahrain)
April 30 – Russia (Sochi)
May 14 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 11 – Canada (Montreal)
June 25 – Azerbaijan (Baku)
July 9 – Austria (Spielberg)
July 16 – Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 30 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 27 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 3 – Italy (Monza)
September 17 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 1 – Malaysia (Sepang)
October 8 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 22 – USA (Austin)
October 29 – Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 – Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 26 – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Where power meets glory
Rolex Australian Grand Prix
The Australian Grand Prix is a Formula One race that is part of the annual FIA Formula One World Championship. It is held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. Prior to its inclusion in the World Championship it was held annually from 1928 to 1984 at various venues in Australia. It was a centerpiece of the Tasman Series from 1964 to 1969 and again in 1972 and was a round of the Australian Drivers’ Championship in a number of years from 1957 to 1983. It became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1985.
Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The most luxurious and innovative race track ever built
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on November 1 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit. The race was Formula One’s first ever day-night race. Floodlights used to illuminate the circuit were switched on from the start of the event to ensure there is a seamless transition from daylight to darkness.
Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
An exciting race with an exotic and tropical getaway
Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
The Malaysian Grand Prix, first included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, is held at the Sepang International Circuit at Sepang, Malaysia. FIA-sanctioned racing in Malaysia has existed since the 1960s. Malaysia has long had ambitions to join the countries hosting international motor sport and the country now has a circuit worthy of hosting both the F1 and FIM Motorcycle Grands Prix and one which raises the standards for all other circuits.
Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
The only race to take place at night
Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race, currently in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held in the Marina Bay area of Singapore. Upon resurrection of the event in 2008, the first race at the Marina Bay location, which was also Formula One’s first night race, was won by Spanish driver Fernando Alonso driving for the Renault F1 team.
Prior to the race becoming part of the Formula One calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix was held as a Formula Libre event in the 1960s and 1970s at the Thomson Road circuit.
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
The 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series schedule is as follows:
Dubai: 2 – 3 December 2016
Cape Town: 10 – 11 December 2016
Wellington: 28 – 29 January 2017
Sydney: 4 – 5 February 2017
Las Vegas: 3 – 5 March 2017
Vancouver: 11 – 12 March 2017
Hong Kong: 7 – 9 April 2017
Singapore: 15 – 16 April 2017
Paris: 13 – 14 May 2017
London: 20 – 21 May 2017
The 2015-16 series was the biggest and best to date and, with six different winners for the first time, it was also the most competitive and compelling as Fiji claimed the title.
The series’ winning blend of star players, breath-taking action, iconic destinations and festival atmosphere proved to be a hit with fans, broadcasters and commercial partners alike as the series reached, engaged and inspired audiences in record numbers.
The expanded series was the best-attended with 715,000 fans, the most-widely viewed, with 6,000 hours of action broadcast to fans in more than 100 territories for the first time, and the most socially-engaged with 61 million video views and a 250 per cent audience increase across all platforms.
As rugby sevens prepares to excite on sport’s biggest stage at Rio 22016, anticipation is high that the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will set new standards on and off the field as World Rugby and its host unions look to further enhance broadcast, fan experience and innovation.
With sevens’ popularity at an all-time high ahead of Rio 2016, the 2016-17 series also looks set to reach, engage and inspire new audiences and fans as rugby’s first Olympians in 92 years return to the series to showcase their talents in some of the world’s best stadia across some of the world’s most iconic cities.
The 2016-17 series retains the same schedule as this season, kicking off in Dubai on 2-3 December, visiting 10 cities across five continents before concluding in London on 20-21 May.