The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met overnight to sign off on a whole bunch of agenda items. Chief among them was the 2014 F1 calendar, which has now been locked away at 19 races.
Last time we updated you on the 2014 calendar we were facing the prospect of a 22-race season. We already knew the New York race had been scuppered and now we learn that the Korean and Mexican Grands Prix have also been cast aside for at least one more year.
That means we’ll be getting our first Russian Grand Prix, now on 12 October. The F1 teams will stay in the Americas for back to back races with the Brazilian Grand Prix to be run straight after the Unites States Grand Prix. Abu Dhabi will host the final race of the year on 23 November.
The full calendar is available below and will kick off in Melbourne on 16 March.
[Pic: Red Bull/Getty Images]
|1||16 March||AUSTRALIA (Melbourne)|
|2||30 March||MALAYSIA (Sepang)|
|3||6 April||BAHRAIN (Sakhir)|
|4||20 April||CHINA (Shanghai)|
|5||11 May||SPAIN (Barcelona)|
|6||25 May||MONACO (Monaco)|
|7||8 June||CANADA (Montreal)|
|8||22 June||AUSTRIA (Red Bull Ring)|
|9||6 July||BRITAIN (Silverstone)|
|10||20 July||GERMANY (Hockenheim)|
|11||27 July||HUNGARY (Budapest)|
|12||24 August||BELGIUM (Spa)|
|13||7 September||ITALY (Monza)|
|14||21 September||SINGAPORE (Marina Bay)|
|15||5 October||RUSSIA (Sochi)|
|16||12 October||JAPAN (Suzuka)|
|17||2 November||USA (Austin)|
|18||9 November||BRAZIL (Interlagos)|
|19||23 November||ABU DHABI (Yas Marina)|