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FIA confirm 19-race calendar for 2014 // Abu Dhabi moves to the season finale spot

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FIA confirm 19-race calendar for 2014
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The World Motor Sport Council held a meeting in Paris today and confirmed F1 will have a 19 race calendar in 2014, with both Mexico City and New Jersey not making their debut, and the Korean Grand Prix dropping off the list.

The new races for next year will be the Austrian and Russian events, held in June and October respectively. The season opens in Australia on March 16th, and winds up in Abu Dhabi on November 23rd. Along the way, there are fewer back to back races, with just four in 2014 compared to five this year.

This is the second year that the New Jersey race has been postponed, and organisers are hopeful they can get it right for 2015, citing difficulties with balancing construction on the roads, “without tapping any public money.” FOM chief, Bernie Ecclestone, is also positive about it, adding: “New races can take many years to get started, but there is significant momentum and we are close to realizing a New York City F1 race.”