Motor racing: FIA confirms 21-race calendar for 2019

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(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 confirms the provisional schedule released by F1’s owners Liberty Media (NASDAQ:) 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.

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