It will now take place on the weekend of April 14.
The updated provisional calendar has kept the weekend of June 23 open, with Brno and Misano still missing from the list ahead of the confirmation of one more race weekend.
Jerez, Laguna Seca and the Buddh International Circuit have been added to an increased 15-meeting schedule, while Miller Motorsports Park has been axed in favour of Laguna Seca.
Motorland Aragon has moved to third in the season - the first races of the European season - while Portimao and Moscow will also be held earlier in the year than before.
February 24 - Phillip Island, Australia
March 10 - Buddh International Circuit, India
April 7 - Motorland Aragon, Spain
April 28 - Assen, Netherlands
May 12 - Monza, Italy
May 26 - Donington Park, UK
June 9 - Portimao, Portugal
June 23 - TBA
June 30 - Imola, Italy
July 21 - Moscow Raceway, Russia
August 4 - Silverstone, UK
September 1 - Nurburgring, Germany
September 29 - Laguna Seca, USA
October 6 - Magny-Cours, France
October 20 - Jerez, Spain