Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The 2013 F1 season, which will begin on March 17 in Melbourne and end on November 24 at Interlagos, is set to consist of 19 events following the cancellation of the proposed New Jersey GP.

Despite the omission of Valencia and the British GP at Silverstone losing its July slot for only the fifth time in the event's history, the calendar predominantly follows the same path as the 2012 campaign.

In a minor tweak, Japan and Korea have swapped positions while both the German and Belgian GPs have been brought forward by a week either side of the now-traditional mid-season August break.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated inaugural street race in New Jersey has been postponed until 2014, with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone confirming that although race organisers had run out of time to prove its state of readiness he remains fully committed to the event.

There was speculation that a French, Austrian or Turkish GP could return to the schedule and the German race was moved forward a week, to create a gap on July 21, but no deal could be put in place for a 20th race.

F1 itself will return to action at the start of February when the first of three four-day tests commence on February 5th at Jerez.

Important dates as below.

Car launches
McLaren - January 31st, venue to be confirmed.
Force India - February 1st, Silverstone.
Sauber - February 2nd, Hinwil.
Red Bull, February 3rd, Milton Keynes.
Williams, February 5th, Jerez.

Winter Testing
Feb 05 - Jerez
Feb 06 - Jerez
Feb 07 - Jerez
Feb 08 - Jerez
Feb 19 - Barcelona
Feb 20 - Barcelona
Feb 21 - Barcelona
Feb 22 - Barcelona
Feb 28 - Barcelona
Mar 01 - Barcelona
Mar 02 - Barcelona
Mar 03 - Barcelona

Formula One Calendar
Mar 17 - Albert Park, Australia
Mar 24 - Sepant, Malaysia
Apr 14 - Shanghai, China
Apr 21 - Sakhir International, Bahrain
May 12 - Barcelona, Spain
May 26 - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Jun 09 - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada
Jun 30 - Silverstone, Great Britain
Jul 07 - TBA, Germany
Jul 28 - Hungaroring, Hungary
Aug 25 - Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Sep 08 - Monza, Italy
Sep 22 - Marina Bay, Singapore
Oct 06 - Yeongam, Korea
Oct 13 - Suzuka, Japan
Oct 27 - Buddh International, India
Nov 03 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Nov 17 - Circuit of the Americas, United States
Nov 24 - Interlagos, Brazil

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