Draft 2013 F1 calendar leaked in Singapore

FIA logo. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Spanish Grand Prix, Preparations, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday 24 April 2008.Sep.21 (GMM) A leaked version of the provisional calendar for F1’s 2013 season is doing the rounds in the Singapore paddock.

Several media sources have now published the 20-race schedule, which has Melbourne opening the 2013 championship next March, and Brazil again hosting the finale at the end of November.

New Jersey is the only new race, taking place in mid-June, just a week after Canada, while Valencia has, as expected, dropped off the calendar which for 2013 features an unprecedented eight back-to-back weekends.

The financially-embattled Nurburgring’s July date is only provisional, and Singapore is also subject to confirmation, with race officials still yet to agree a new contract with Bernie Ecclestone.

Korea’s race is also marked as provisional.

Reports suggest that the FIA is likely to ratify the draft schedule next week;

1. Melbourne, Australia (17 March)
2. Sepang, Malaysia (24 March)
3. Shanghai, China (14 April)
4. Sakhir, Bahrain (21 April)
5. Barcelona, Spain (12 May 12)
6. Monaco, Monte Carlo (26 May 26)
7. Montreal, Canada (9 June 9)
8. New Jersey, United States (16 June)
9. Silverstone, Great Britain (30 June)
10. Hockenheimring, Germany (21 July)
11. Budapest, Hungary (28 July)
12. Spa, Belgium (1 September)
13. Monza, Italy (8 September)
14. Marina Bay, Singapore (22 September)
15. Suzuka, Japan (6 October)
16. Yeongam, Korea (13 October)
17. Buddh, India (27 October)
18. Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi (3 November)
19. Austin, United States (17 November)
20. Sao Paulo, Brazil (27 November)

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