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Provisional 21 race calendar circulated to teams - Mexico in, New Jersey out for 2014

Published by Christine

F1 flag in the wind
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

September is usually about the time when a provisional calendar for next year's Formula One racing appears. We're a bit early this year, but it seems as though a provisional calendar has been handed out to the teams in the Monza paddock, presumably to get their thoughts on what will be a bumper season in 2014.

The provisional calendar doesn't feature New Jersey, which is a surprise considering it was postponed from the 2013 season to give it time to be ready for next year. Instead, there's a new race proposed for Mexico City, along with the inaugural F1 race in Russia. The Austrian Grand Prix is set to make a return courtesy of Red Bull in June.

There's not an awful lot of other movement on the calendar from this year, although Korea has moved from the end of the season to nearer the start. The first race of the year is set to be in Australia, which is very good news after hearing persistent rumours that Bahrain could move to be the season opener.

Here's the 21-race provisional 2014 calendar in its full detail. It will need to be approved by the World Motor Sport Council who are meeting at the end of this month for just such a task.

Draft Formula 1 Calendar 2014
16 MarchAustralia
23 MarchMalaysia
6 AprilChina
13 AprilKorea*
27 AprilBahrain
11 MaySpain
25 MayMonaco
8 JuneCanada
22 JuneAustria
6 JulyBritain
20 JulyGermany
24 AugustBelgium
7 SeptemberItaly
21 SeptemberSingapore
5 OctoberJapan
19 OctoberRussia*
26 OctoberAbu Dhabi
9 NovemberMexico*
16 NovemberUSA
30 NovemberBrazil

*Subject to a contract/approval