Following the FIA’s recent release of the preliminary calendar for the 2014 Formula One season, the final calendar has been released and unsurprisingly, a few races have been dropped.
The provisional calendar had an incredible 22 races on it which was always going to be difficult to orchestrate. Now, the final calendar has been reduced down to 19 races. Those that have been dropped are the second U.S. Grand Prix tipped to be held in New Jersey, the Korean Grand Prix and the Mexican Grand Prix. Additionally, no Indian Grand Prix will take place next year with it returning in 2015 in the first half of the season rather than the latter half.
Two new races have been added. These are the Austrian Grand Prix held at the Red Bull Ring and the Russian Grand Prix being held at the brand new Sochi circuit.
See the full list below:
16/03 AUS Grand Prix of Australia
30/03 MYS Grand Prix of Malaysia
06/04 BHR Grand Prix of Bahrain
20/04 CHN Grand Prix of China
11/05 ESP Grand Prix of Spain
25/05 MCO Grand Prix of Monaco
08/06 CAN Grand Prix of Canada
22/06 AUT Grand Prix of Austria
06/07 GBR Grand Prix of Great Britain
20/07 DEU Grand Prix of Germany
27/07 HUN Grand Prix of Hungary
24/08 BEL Grand Prix of Belgium
07/09 ITA Grand Prix of Italy
21/09 SGP Grand Prix of Singapore
05/10 JPN Grand Prix of Japan
12/10 RUS Grand Prix of Russia
02/11 USA Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
09/11 BRA Grand Prix of Brazil
23/11 ARE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
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