The European Grand Prix at Valencia has been dumped from the 2013 F1 calendar

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has finally agreed to sign off on next year’s Formula 1 calendar, which has again been capped at a 20-race schedule.

The announcement comes later than usual, after FIA President Jean Todt agreed to delay the final sign-off on the calendar, along with extending the deadline for teams to submit their entries for next year’s Formula 1 championship season.

The 2013 calendar features little in the way of significant difference from the version that was leaked to the media during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.

As expected, the European Grand Prix at Valencia has been dropped from the calendar to make way for the United States’ second Grand Prix at New Jersey, which – along with the races at Korea and Germany – remain subject to final confirmation.

France does not yet have a provisional spot on the calendar while negotiations between Paul Ricard and Formula One Management continue, although there remains a three-week break between the British and German Grands Prix where such an event could logically be slotted.

The final calendar reads as follows:

Date Event Venue
17 MAR AUS Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne
24 MAR MAS Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
14 APR CHN Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
21 APR BHR Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
12 MAY ESP Gran Premio de España Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
26 MAY MON Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
09 JUN CAN Grand Prix du Canada Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
16 JUN USA Grand Prix of America Port Imperial Street Circuit, Weehawken
30 JUN GBR British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
14 JUL DEU Großer Preis von Deutschland Nürburgring, Nürburg
28 JUL HUN Magyar Nagydíj Hungaroring, Budapest
25 AUG BEL Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps
08 SEP ITA Grand Premio d’Italia Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Milan
22 SEP SIN Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
06 OCT KOR Korean Grand Prix Korean International Circuit, Yeongyam
13 OCT JPN Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
27 OCT IND Indian Grand Prix Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida
03 NOV UAE Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
17 NOV USA United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin
24 NOV BRA Grande Prêmio do Brasil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo

The FIA has also indicated that next year’s technical and sporting rules have already been signed off, while a new Concorde Agreement is expected to be agreed to by the end of this month.

Richard Bailey

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