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19 race calendar confirmed for 2014 Formula One season // The FIA unveil the finalised list that sees New Jersey, Mexico and Korea dropped

Published by Christine Blachford

The World Motor Sport Council met today in France to ratify calendars for almost all the series' that they govern. Naturally, our focus is on how the Formula One season will shape up next year, and it is back to a 19-race calendar for 2014. New events in Mexico and New Jersey have been dropped from the list, whilst the Korean Grand Prix is also missing. With India off the calendar anyway, that's two of the least interesting races gone for next year.

The event organisation seems to be a little better this time, with only four back to back weekends, rather than the five we saw this year, and fewer of the lengthy and confusing gaps early on in the season. The finale has switched from Brazil to Abu Dhabi, with the season drawing to a conclusion on November 23.

Formula 1 Calendar 2014
DateCountryLocation
16 MarchAustraliaMelbourne
30 MarchMalaysiaKuala Lumpur
6 AprilBahrainSakhir
20 AprilChinaShanghai
11 MaySpainCatalunya
25 MayMonacoMonte Carlo
8 JuneCanadaMontréal
22 JuneAustriaSpielberg
6 JulyGreat BritainSilverstone
20 JulyGermanyHockenheim
27 JulyHungaryBudapest
24 AugustBelgiumSpa-Francorchamps
7 SeptemberItalyMonza
21 SeptemberSingaporeSingapore
5 OctoberJapanSuzuka
12 OctoberRussiaSochi
2 NovemberUSAAustin
9 NovemberBrazilSão Paulo
23 NovemberAbu DhabiYas Marina

The WMSC also confirmed, amongst others, the calendars for the World Endurance championship, World Touring Car championship, Rallycross championship and the inaugural Formula E championship crossing the end of 2014 and start of 2015. Formula One remains the longest season, though!




  • Glad to see Korea off the schedule, and I can't say I'm surprised by NJ and Mexico. It's a shame, as I wanted it to do well, but NJ always felt a little bit strange to me.

  • Glad to see Korea off the schedule, and I can't say I'm surprised by NJ and Mexico. It's a shame, as I wanted it to do well, but NJ always felt a little bit strange to me.

    Mexico I'm sure will be in for 2015... but NJ... hmm, that's a race that'll never happen.

    A notable lack of back-to-back races this time around, just four compared to the seven? last year, much more spread out. Also looking forward to the two new-ish races in the calendar.

  • Also looking forward to the two new-ish races in the calendar.

    Very true! Everyone has been so focused on what isn't happening, that we've forgotten about what we've gained. Austria should be fun, and Sochi has that looooong left hand turn.

  • Nice calendar. Some of the worst 'events' have been culled. And 19 is a nice number.

    Unless I had them the wrong way round to begin with Japan and Russia have swapped places. Makes sense. Stop in Singapore on the way out, stop in Russia on the way back. Though perhaps logistically it would be better to then go to Abu Dhabi before heading West. Guessing there's money involved.

    I'm looking forward to Austria.

  • Unless I had them the wrong way round to begin with Japan and Russia have swapped places. Makes sense. Stop in Singapore on the way out, stop in Russia on the way back. Though perhaps logistically it would be better to then go to Abu Dhabi before heading West. Guessing there's money involved.

    Russia and Japan have definitely swapped. Japan was going to be on the 12th cause i was sad i couldn't make it for a birthday trip. Not so sad about missing Russia on my birthday now.

    Sad to see Brazil miss out on the season finale spot, but it's not surprising as everyone always bangs on about how great a facility Abu Dhabi is..

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