The FIA has released a draft calendar for the 2014 Formula 1 season.
Three new races are planned as the Indian Grand Prix is dropped, but there is no space for the planned American Grand Prix in New Jersey. Mexico also gets a slot as part of a double-header with the United States Grand Prix in Austin.
There are several surprises as the expected move of Bahrain to season-opener does not occur - the Australian Grand Prix remains the opening race taking place on March 16th.
The Korean Grand Prix remains and is boosted to the fourth race of the season as part of a double-header with the Chinese Grand Prix, though the confirmation of Korea is subject to a new contract being agreed.
The Austrian Grand Prix returns on June 22nd at the Red Bull Ring, while the Russian Grand Prix is set to take place at the Sochi Olympic Park street circuit on October 19th.
The Mexican Grand Prix has been awarded the 19th slot on a 21-race calendar on November 9th, with the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas a week later. The Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos completes the schedule on November 30th.
Despite earlier plans for an alternation, the Spanish Grand Prix continues at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, while the German Grand Prix continues it's alternation as Hockenheim returns to take over from the Nurburgring.
The new circuits in Russia and New Mexico are subject to circuit approval from FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting.
2014 draft F1 calendar:
March 16 - Australia (Melbourne)
March 23 – Malaysia (Sepang)
April 6 – China (Shanghai)
April 13 – Korea (Korea International Circuit)
April 27 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
May 11 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 25 – Monaco (Monaco)
June 8 – Canada (Montreal)
June 22 – Austria (Red Bull Ring)
July 6 – Britain (Silverstone)
July 20 – Germany (Hockenheim)
July 27 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 24 – Belgium (Spa)
September 7 – Italy (Monza)
September 21 – Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 5- Japan (Suzuka)
October 19 – Russia (Sochi)
October 26 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
November 9 – Mexico (Mexico City)
November 16 – USA (Circuit of the Americas
)November 30 – Brazil (Interlagos)
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