A provisional calendar for the 2014 F1 season was released today. The big changes are the dropping of the New Jersey Grand Prix with the proposed addition of three new venues.
The Austin Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring is already confirmed as a new race on next year’s calendar alongside the addition of a Russian Grand Prix at Sochi and a Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City.
The provisional schedule has Australia penciled in as the season-opening race on March 16th, and ending with the Brazilian Grand Prix with a date set for November 13th.
New Jersey has been dropped from the calendar but this does not come as a surprise following the street circuits suspension from this year’s season following construction issues. Ecclestone maintains that the organisers, despite their objections, do not have the money to hold the race.
The twenty-one race season for next year would be the longest to date, but South Korea appears to be in doubt due to poor reception by fans both in Korea and abroad, since its first race in 2010. Minimal ticket sales could see the track disappear off the calendar, before the construction of the Yeongam marina city, based around the track in a copy of the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, has even neared completion.
Ecclestone will now be seeking approval for the calendar, which can be seen below.
Australian Grand Prix – 14th, 15th and 16th March
Malaysian Grand Prix – 21st, 22nd and 23rd March
Chinese Grand Prix – 4th, 5th and 6th April
Korean Grand Prix – 11th, 12th and 13th April
Bahrain Grand Prix – 25th, 26th and 27th April
Spanish Grand Prix – 9th, 10th and 11th May
Monaco Grand Prix – 24th, 25th and 26th May
Canadian Grand Prix – 6th, 7th and 8th June
Austrian Grand Prix – 20th, 21st and 22nd June
British Grand Prix – 4th, 5th and 6th July
German Grand Prix – 18th, 19th and 20th July
Hungarian Grand Prix – 25th, 26th and 27th July
Belgian Grand Prix – 22nd, 23rd and 24th August
Italian Grand Prix – 5th, 6th and 7th September
Singapore Grand Prix – 19th, 20th and 21st September
Japanese Grand Prix – 3rd, 4th and 5th October
Russian Grand Prix – 17th, 18th and 19th October
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – 24th, 25th and 26th October
Mexican Grand Prix – 7th, 8th and 9th November
American Grand Prix – 14th, 15th and 16th November
Brazilian Grand Prix – 28th, 29th and 30th November