The curtailed Formula One season will start with two races behind closed doors in Austria on July 5 and July 12 followed by six other grands prix in Europe, the organisers said on Tuesday.
Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton is backing Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to shrug off a run of poor form and mistakes after another nightmare weekend in Britain.
Lewis Hamilton said that he "redeemed" himself with a lightning start to win the 1,000th Formula One grand prix on Sunday in a blustery Shanghai.
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has urged Formula One fans to boycott this year's Grand Prix in Bahrain to protest human rights abuses, claiming he still feels threatened by authorities in his homeland.
Marchionne was described as a "colossal visionary" on Wednesday as the sport mourned his death.
The former world champions are fifth overall in the standings, an improvement on last year but some way off the pace of rivals using the same Renault engines.
Formula One can no longer count on raking in huge sums of money from race hosting fees and is right to chase fresh revenue streams, according to Mercedes team boss.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton cast doubt on his Mercedes team's Chinese Grand Prix chances after Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari front row lockout in qualifying on Saturday.
Formula One's commercial rights holders have laid out plans for an overhaul of the sport from 2021 with cheaper and simpler power units
Netflix are to make a documentary series chronicling the 2018 Formula One season and which will be screened next year, the sport's rights holders announced on Saturday ahead of the opening race in Australia.
Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a sizzling final lap to grab pole position for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday.
Formula One's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned owners Liberty Media to take the threat of a breakaway series seriously and said Mercedes could follow Ferrari out of the championship.
Hamilton will be wearing Tommy Hilfiger this season after his Mercedes team announced a partnership with the global fashion brand.
Lewis Hamilton's social media posts have long been a talking point in Formula One but the absence of any from the four times world champion so far this year is also attracting attention.
Canadian Nicholas Latifi will be Force India's Formula One test and reserve driver this season
Formula One entered a new era in 2017 and next year promises another first even if Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton keep on winning.
Felipe Massa bowed out of Formula One in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with his head held high.
Formula One's four-times world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel engaged in some light-hearted end-of-season banter on Thursday.
Ferrari could quit Formula One at the end of 2020 if the team does not agree with the plans of the sports' new owners, the boss of the Italian carmaker has warned.
Lewis Hamilton says he wants to secure his fourth Formula One title by winning Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, rather than finishing fifth.