March 17th, St Patrick’s Day. Mark it down, because that’s the date the 2013 Formula One season kicks off. And we’re pleased to say Australia has kept its place as the opening race of the year.
For now, a place has been reserved on the 20 race calendar for the Grand Prix of Jersey (New York). It has taken the place of the European GP. There is an asterisk alongside the date, though, so race organisers had better get cracking if they’re going to convince Bernie they can get everything ready (giving Bernie cash, in other words).
The back-to-back races include Australia–Malaysia, China–Bahrain, Canada–New York and Korea–Japan. The mid-season break starts after Hungary on 28 July and ends when the lights go out at Belgium on 25 August.
You can see the full calendar, as confirmed by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council overnight, after the break.
UPDATE: The FIA revised the 2013 F1 calendar on 6 December.
2013 Formula One calendar
|March 17||AUS||Grand Prix of Australia|
|March 24||MYS||Grand Prix of Malaysia|
|April 14||CHN||Grand Prix of China|
|April 21||BHR||Grand Prix of Bahrain|
|May 12||ESP||Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)|
|May 26||MCO||Grand Prix of Monaco|
|June 9||CAN||Grand Prix of Canada|
|June 16||USA||Grand Prix of Jersey (New York)*|
|June 30||GBR||Grand Prix of Great Britain|
|July 14||DEU||Grand Prix of Germany|
|July 28||HUN||Grand Prix of Hungary|
|August 25||BEL||Grand Prix of Belgium|
|September 8||ITA||Grand Prix of Italy|
|September 22||SGP||Grand Prix of Singapore|
|October 6||KOR||Grand Prix of Korea|
|October 13||JPN||Grand Prix of Japan|
|October 27||IND||Grand Prix of India|
|November 3||UAE||Grand Prix of AbuDhabi|
|November 17||USA||Grand Prix of USA (Austin)|
|November 24||BRA||Grand Prix of Brazil|