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Formula One calendar confirmed for 2013 - Season takes shape as FIA release World Championship event list

Published by Mr. C

Even as this year's F1 season reaches its crescendo, preparations for next year's championship are well underway. Today in Paris, the World Motor Sport Council confirmed the schedule of races in 2013.

There are few surprises amongst the list of events. Much the same as this year the calendar features 20 races - Australia kicks off proceedings in March while Brazil brings down the curtain in late November. Hungary and Belgium continue to bookend the summer break.

Gone is the European GP of Valencia, leaving Spain with just the one Grand Prix. Jersey is the season's newcomer although its final presence is still subject to contract and circuit approval.

2013 FIA Formula One World Championship
17 MarchAustralia
24 MarchMalaysia
14 AprilChina
21 AprilBahrain
12 MaySpain (Barcelona)
26 MayMonaco
9 JuneCanada
16 JuneJersey (New York)*
30 JuneGreat Britain
14 JulyGermany
28 JulyHungary
25 AugustBelgium
8 SeptemberItaly
22 SeptemberSingapore
6 OctoberKorea
13 OctoberJapan
27 OctoberIndia
3 NovemberAbu Dhabi
17 NovemberUSA (Austin)
24 NovemberBrazil

*Subject to a contract/approval

Other minor changes include the British and German races both moving forward a week, while the Korean GP now appears before the Japanese race.