2017 Formula One season

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2017 FIA Formula One
World Championship
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The 2017 Formula One season will be the 68th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Teams and drivers will compete for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' Championships.

Signed teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers are currently signed to take part in the 2017 Formula One World Championship:

Entrant Constructor Power unit No. Drivers
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel[1]
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India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes Mercedes[2] 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg[3]
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United States Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari Ferrari[4] TBA Flag of None.svg TBA
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United Kingdom Manor Racing MRT MRT-Mercedes Mercedes[5] TBA Flag of None.svg TBA
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United Kingdom McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team McLaren-Honda Honda[6] 14 Spain Fernando Alonso[7]
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Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team[8] Mercedes Mercedes 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[9]
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Austria Red Bull Racing[10] Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer TAG Heuer[11] 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo[12]
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Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Renault Renault[11] TBA Flag of None.svg TBA
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United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams-Mercedes Mercedes[13] TBA Flag of None.svg TBA
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Team changes

List of planned races

The following eighteen Grands Prix are currently under contract to take place in 2017:

Grands Prix contracted for 2017
Grand Prix Circuit
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix[14] United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Australian Grand Prix[15] Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
Austrian Grand Prix[16] Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Belgian Grand Prix[17] Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
Brazilian Grand Prix[18] Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
British Grand Prix[19] United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Canadian Grand Prix[20] Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Chinese Grand Prix[21] China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
Grand Prix of Europe[22] Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku
Hungarian Grand Prix[23] Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest
Japanese Grand Prix[24] Japan Suzuka International Race Course, Suzuka
Malaysian Grand Prix[25] Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
Mexican Grand Prix[26] Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City
Monaco Grand Prix[27] Monaco  Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Russian Grand Prix[28] Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi
Singapore Grand Prix[29] Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Spanish Grand Prix[30] Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
United States Grand Prix[31] United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
Grands Prix under contract for 2016, but not for 2017
Bahrain Grand Prix[32] Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
German Grand Prix[33] Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim[34]
Italian Grand Prix[35] Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza[36]

Changes

Technical regulations

  • The technical regulations governing bodywork design will be revised with the objective of improving lap times by four to five seconds over the 2016 generation of cars.[37] These changes will include:[38]
    • The width of the front wing will increase to 1,800 mm (70.9 in).
    • The rear wing will be lowered by 150 mm (5.9 in) and its position moved back by 200 mm (7.9 in).
    • The leading edge of the barge boards will be brought forward to allow teams more freedom in controlling airflow.
    • The width of the front and rear tyres will be increased to allow cars to generate more mechanical grip.
    • The minimum weight of the car plus the driver will increase, with teams allowed to use 105 kg of fuel to account for the increase in minimum weight.
  • The token system used to regulate power unit development—where the power unit was divided into individual areas, and each area assigned a points value with development of these areas deducting points from a manufacturer's overall points quota—will be abandoned.[39]
  • Restrictions will be placed on the dimensions, weight and the materials used to build each individual component of the power unit.[40]
  • Teams will be restricted to four power units per season regardless of the number of Grands Prix in the season.[41] Previous seasons had included a provision for a fifth power unit if the number of Grands Prix in a season exceeded twenty; from 2017, this provision will be abandoned.
  • The cost of a power unit supply will be reduced by €1 million in 2017 ahead of a further reduction in 2018.[40]
  • Cameras will no longer be permitted to be mounted on stalks, located on the nose of the car.[42]

Sporting regulations

  • Power unit suppliers will have an "obligation to supply", mandating that they supply power units to any team without an agreement.[39] The rule was introduced following the breakdown in the relationship between Red Bull Racing, sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso and power unit supplier Renault at the end of the 2015 season that left both teams in limbo until deals could be arranged.

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