As had been widely expected the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix has been moved forward a week to go back-to-back with the Spanish Grand Prix. This spares the teams the difficulty of completing the move from Monaco to Turkey in seven days.
The latest version of the 2010 F1 calendar published by the FIA today shows the same 19 races declared previously, despite doubts over the Canadian and British rounds.
The Canadian event is listed as “Subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management.” According to La Presse, a confirmation should be issued before elections in the area on November 1st.
Meanwhile the British Grand Prix is expected to take place subject to the caveat of “homologation of the circuit.” At the moment the chances of a completed F1 circuit at Donington Park being homologated look extremely remote.
The circuit owners have until Monday to prove they have the funds in case to prepare the circuit in time – and even if they clear that hurdle they then need to complete all the construction work. In short, it’s looking increasingly like Silverstone or bust for the British Grand Prix.
2010 F1 calendar
March 12-14th – Bahrain Grand Prix
March 26-28th – Australian Grand Prix
April 2nd-4th – Malaysian Grand Prix
April 16-18th – Chinese Grand Prix
May 7-9th – Spanish Grand Prix
May 13-16th – Monaco Grand Prix
May 28-30th – Turkish Grand Prix
June 11-13th – Canadian Grand Prix (contract pending)
June 25-27th – European Grand Prix (Valencia)
July 9-11th – British Grand Prix
July 23-25th – German Grand Prix
July 30th – August 1st – Hungarian Grand Prix
August 27-29th – Belgian Grand Prix
September 10-12th – Italian Grand Prix
September 24-26th – Singapore Grand Prix
October 1-3rd – Japanese Grand Prix
October 15-17th – Korean Grand Prix
October 29-31st – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 12-14th – Brazilian Grand Prix
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