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Provisional calendar released as Concorde Agreement signed // The WMSC meet and get agreement amongst themselves and F1 teams

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The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council have released the official provisional calendar for next season, with 22 races on the 2014 schedule. The main change from the draft copy unveiled earlier this month is that New Jersey has returned to the calendar, joining Mexico and Korea as provisional races.

The rules state that the maximum number of races allowed in an F1 season is twenty, so either a couple of those listed will drop off the calendar for next year, or the teams will agree to run more than allowed.

There’s agreement amongst teams and F1 bosses with the new Concorde Agreement finally being signed. The new document runs from 2013 all the way to 2020, and whilst the details are never revealed, there is talk of the F1 Commission taking less of an interest, and a new group being created to oversee the regulations.

FIA President Jean Todt says: “We can be proud of this agreement which establishes a more effective framework for the governance of F1.”