Every date you need to know about in April

Published on
01 Apr 2024
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Mark your calendars for a busy month in Formula 1 - here's a few things we've got going on in April...

Formula 1 will feel markedly different this April compared to recent years.
The sport is going to enjoy Suzuka in the Spring for the very first time and is returning to China after a three-year absence.
Not only that, there's the first Sprint weekend of 2024, plus TWO Williams Racing Fan Zone appearances.
Read on for all the must-know F1 dates for April.
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April 1st-7th - Tokyo Fan Zone

We are taking our incredibly popular Fan Zone experience to more places than ever in 2024, and Japan is the first new destination where it will land.
Meet and Greet appearances from our drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, plus Team Principal James Vowles, will be streamed live for anyone who didn't win the chance to attend.
Plus, for those who can make it to Shibuya-ku in Tokyo, all the famed Williams Racing Fan Zone events and attractions will be available every day between Monday the 1st and Sunday the 7th at the free-to-enter experience.
These include an FW46 show car, simulators, prizes, challenges, and the 2024 team merchandise.
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April 5th-7th - Japanese GP

Formula 1's altered calendar has brought Japan forward to an April date instead of its familiar late-season slot.
All the teams and drivers are used to racing around the sensational Suzuka Circuit, but not in the springtime, so there's a little edge of uncertainty there.
Whether or not we'll deal with some April showers, fans and drivers alike love F1's visits to Suzuka, and we can't wait to get racing soon.
It's a standard racing weekend, so look out for FP1 and FP2 on Friday the 5th, Qualifying on Saturday the 6th, and the race will come on Sunday the 7th.
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April 19th-21st - Chinese GP

China returns to the F1 calendar for the first time since 2019 with the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix.
The sport's international prestige has changed quite a lot since that race, and there's a notable sense of anticipation for a return to the Shanghai International Circuit.
With Kick Sauber's Zhou Guanyu as the first Chinese racer in the sport, expect a bumper crowd to flock to the 5.451km track.
No matter who attending fans are supporting, everyone is in for a very entertaining three days, thanks to Sprint returning for its first 2024 appearance.
A new weekend format will have Sprint Shootout coming on Friday the 19th, Sprint itself moving to Saturday the 20th's first session, with Qualifying coming later on Saturday to set the order for the Grand Prix on Sunday the 21st.

April 25th-28th - European Championship at Val D'Argenton

Formula 2 has supported Formula 1 at every race weekend so far, with Formula 3 only missing out on Saudi Arabia.
That's seen the trio of hopefuls in the Williams Racing Driver Academy kickstart their seasons, but they'll get a break in April.
Not so for Oleksandr Bondarev, one of our two karting stars, who heads to France for the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship.
Bondi will race at the Val D'Argenton karting circuit between Thursday the 25th and Sunday the 28th in Western France as he continues honing his racecraft on his motorsport journey.

April 29th-May 5th - Miami Fan Zone

While Tokyo will see the Fan Zone make its first appearance in Japan at the start of April, it's a return to a familiar city at the end of the month until May 5th.
Miami will host the Williams Racing Fan Zone for the third successive season after its huge popularity in 2022 and 2023, and it all starts on Monday the 29th.
As with those previous visits and the Tokyo trip, fans can expect plenty of fun thanks to the meet and greets, simulators, a show car, challenges, and so much more.
More details will come later this month, and we can't wait to see you there for some Florida fun!
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