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Rolex Gears Up For Its Seventh Year As Global Partner and Official Timepiece of Formula 1

March 14, 2019

BY Paul Altieri

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This coming weekend kicks off the 2019 season of Formula 1. And the first stop on the circuit is the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, taking place from March 15 to 17, 2019.

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The drivers parade at the 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix (Image: Rolex).

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New Rules Regarding Cars

F1 fans will notice new rules introduced by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Formula 1 regarding the construction of the front and rear wings of the cars. According to the official F 1 rules, this is to “help chasing drivers follow the car in front more closely – and in turn increase the possibility of overtaking.”

Commenting on the new rules, Rolex brand ambassador and multiple Formula 1 race winner, Mark Webber said, “The new regulations are designed to encourage drivers to get into a position to overtake. The cars should be more predictable, meaning the drivers will be more confident about creating exciting passing opportunities. There’s definitely a lot to look forward to this season and I think there will be a good fight for the championship. I hope it goes deep into the year – I really believe it will.”

Along with Mark Webber, other F1 drivers that serve as Rolex brand ambassadors include 2016 Formula One World Champion, Nico Rosberg and three-time Formula One champ, Sir Jackie Stewart.

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Race action at the Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix (Image: Rolex).

2019 FIA Formula One World Championship® Race Calendar

The 2019 Formula One World Championship™ will run from March to December, with 21 races in 21 countries, spread across five continents. This year marks the 70th Formula 1 championship, so expect plenty of festivities throughout the season.

Australia

  • Mar 15 – 17

Bahrain

  • Mar 29 – 31

China

  • Apr 12 – 14

Azerbaijan

  • Apr 26 – 28

Spain

  • May 10 – 12

Monaco

  • May 23 – 26

Canada

  • Jun 07 – 09

France

  • Jun 21 – 23

Austria

  • Jun 28 – 30

Great Britain

  • Jul 12 – 14

Germany

  • Jul 26 – 28

Hungary

  • Aug 02 – 04

Belgium

  • Aug 30 – Sept 01

Italy

  • Sept 06 – 08

Singapore

  • Sept 20 – 22

Russia

  • Sept 27 – 29

Japan

  • Oct 11 – 13

Mexico

  • Oct 25 – 27

United States

  • Nov 01 – 03

Brazil

  • Nov 15 – 17

United Arab Emirates

  • Nov 29 – Dec 01
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The 2019 Formula 1 season promises to be an exciting one (Image: Rolex).

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