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Regulations and calendar for 2013 signed, sealed and delivered // The provisional schedule is confirmed

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The World Motor Sport Council met today to put all the final pieces together for next year’s Formula One season, starting with the calendar. The provisional version was only revealed a week ago, but it’s now been confirmed.

There are no major changes from the previous listing, except the Japan and Korea back to back races have been switched around, and the Belgian GP has been moved forward a week to bring the summer break back to four weeks instead of five. The only event remaining subject to confirmation is the race in New Jersey.

The technical and sporting regulations were also signed off, with the FIA approving a new design to be allowed on the cars to cover the stepped noses that caused consternation this year. The so called “modesty panel” would help cover up the stepped nose, and it’s a concept that has been agreed by the teams. The governing body have also scrapped the mid-season test again, after it made its return this year at the Mugello circuit.

Finally, the FIA confirmed they’re hoping to sign off the new Concorde Agreement in October, with all teams on board.