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.
|30 March||Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur|
|25 May||Monaco||Monte Carlo|
|6 July||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|9 November||Brazil||São Paulo|
|23 November||Abu Dhabi||Yas 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!