2013 back to 20 races

The 2013 F1 season will feature twenty Grand Prix. The 20th race will come in the form of a European Grand Prix. 

The European Grand Prix, which was previously held at Valencia, was given the boot due to economic troubles and replaced by the New Jersey Grand Prix, which has now been postponed until 2014 due to delays in construction. The venue for the European Grand Prix is yet to be announced, but it has been scheduled in to the calendar.

The FIA World Motorsport Council has bumped the German Grand Prix forward a week to July 7, and July 21 “has been reserved for another F1 European event, subject to the approval of the relevant ASNs (national bodies).”

This change means that the German GP will come just a week after the British race, but the FIA haven’t announced a venue, as the track scheduled to hold it, the Nurburgring, is under deep financial troubles. If the Nurburgring failed to hold the race, it would be held at Hockenheim, which would mean the European Grand Prix would have to be held outside of Germany.

Turkey is on the cards, especially now that a Turkish businessman has bought the Istanbul Park and wishes to see it returned to the F1 calendar. Other possibilities to stage the GP are Magny Cours and Paul Ricard, both in France.


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