Formula 1 race calendar 2019: When is the Australian Grand Prix? Lewis Hamilton set to begin his title defence

Lewis Hamilton is set to kick off the defence of his Formula 1 world title in Melbourne.

Mercedes star Hamilton stormed to the F1 crown last season, beating Ferrari’s Sebsatian Vettel by 88 points to win his fifth Championship.

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Formula One race calendar 2019

The British superstar won 11 races, including six out of seven between race weekends 11 and 17 in a stunning year for the 34-year-old.

Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas will lead Mercedes’ title charge again this season while Vettel has been joined by youngster Charles Leclerc at Ferrari.

Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly will be in the Red Bull hot seats because Daniel Ricciardo has joined up with Nico Hulkenburg at Renault.

This year will see F1’s 1000th race take place with China playing host to the historic landmark in April.

So from the season opener in Australia to the Abu Dhabi finale, here are all the dates you need for your F1 diary.

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Formula One 2019: Race calendar

Australian Grand Prix: Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne – 15-17 March

Bahrain Grand Prix: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir – 29-31 March

Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai – 12-14 April

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Baku City Circuit, Baku – 26-28 April

Spanish Grand Prix: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo, Barcelona – 10-12 May

Monaco Grand Prix: Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo – 25-26 May

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Canadian Grand Prix: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal – 7-9 June

French Grand Prix: Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet – 21-23 June

Austrian Grand Prix: Red Bull Ring, Spielberg – 28-30 June

British Grand Prix: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire – 12-14 July

German Grand Prix: Hockenheimring, Hockenheim – 26-28 July

Hungarian Grand Prix: Hungaroring, Mogyorod, Budapest – 2-4 August

Belgian Grand Prix: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot – 30 August-1 September

Italian Grand Prix: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza – 6-8 September

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Singapore Grand Prix: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore – 20-22 September

Russian Grand Prix: Sochi Autodrom, Sochi – 27-29 September

Japanese Grand Prix: Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka – 11-13 October

Mexican Grand Prix: Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City – 25-27 October

United States Grand Prix: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas – 1-3 November

Brazilian Grand Prix: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo – 15-17 November

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi – 29 November-1 December

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Formula One 2019: Driver Line-Up

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas

Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc

Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly

Renault: Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg

Haas: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen

Mclaren: Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris

Racing Point: Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo: Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi

Toro Rosso: Daniil Kvyat and Alex Albon

Williams: George Russell and Robert Kubica

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