New Jersey and Mexico have been confirmed as races to be added to the 2014 Formula 1 calendar next season, along with Korea staying on the shortlist. All three races have been added to a provisional 22-race packed F1 schedule for next year.
The FIA have published a "confirmed" 2014 race calendar, but is anything but finalised. There have been disputes over the future of the Korean Grand Prix but after much speculation, the FIA seem to have confirmed the track listing for next year's competition.
After rumours of a 21-race calendar were leaked earlier this month, the full 22-race schedule was revealed earlier today with the return of the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring and a race in Russia in the city of Sochi.
Following reports of the New Jersey Grand Prix and whether it would feature in 2014, race promoter Leo Hindery Jr. said after the World Motor Sport Council when New Jersey was confirmed: "The entire Grand Prix of America team is thrilled to join the 2014 FIA calendar and we look forward to bringing world-class Formula One racing to New Jersey."
With the announcement of Mexico, Russia and Korea, the 2014 Formula 1 season will now host five back-to back race weekends throughout the year.
It was also announced that Pirelli will continue as Formula 1's official tyre supplier in 2014. The FIA also said that Pirelli "may continue to supply tyres, subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met."
As well as this Formula 1's governing body and commercial arm have signed a new agreement securing them together for the next seven years. A statement on the website of the FIA said it and Bernie Ecclestone's FOM organisation had both given their "approval".
The full 2014 calendar is currently as follows:
16th March: Australia (Melbourne)
30th March: Malaysia (Sepang)
6th April: Bahrain (Sakhir)
20th April: China (Shanghai)
27th April: Korea (Korea International Circuit)*
11th May: Spain (Barcelona)
25th May: Monaco (Monaco)
1st June: Grand Prix of America (New Jersey)*
8th June: Canada (Montreal)
22th June: Austria (Red Bull Ring)
6th July: Britain (Silverstone)
20th July: Germany (Hockenheim)
27th July: Hungary (Budapest)
24th August: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
7th September: Italy (Monza)
21st September: Singapore (Marina Bay)
5th October: Russia (Sochi)*
12th October: Japan (Suzuka)
26th October: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
9th November: USA (Austin)
16th November: Mexico (Mexico City)*
30th November: Brazil (Interlagos)
* Subject to approval - Provisional races.
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