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21 race draft calendar for 2014 handed to F1 teams // A bumper calendar is proposed for next season, with no New Jersey

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21 race draft calendar for 2014 handed to F1 teams
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Formula One teams have been given a provisional calendar for the 2014 season, featuring a hectic 21 races. The FIA World Motor Sport Council will still need to sign off the calendar at the end of this month, but at the moment it does not feature the expected race in New Jersey, and does have new rounds in Mexico City, Russia plus the return of the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Korean Grand Prix has moved up the season to the fourth round, but along with Russia and Mexico is still subject to approval. The Australian Grand Prix appears to hold on to the season opening slot, despite the recent bid from organisers of the Bahrain race to snatch the coveted calendar position.

At 21 races, the calendar is pushing the limits of what teams have previously deemed acceptable, with worries about the pressure and strain on employees. The season would begin on 16th March and run all the way to the 30th November with the last race in Brazil.