2012 F1 calendar revealed with record 21 races

2012 F1 season

Austin F1 Track Map 3D

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The 2012 F1 calendar will contain a record 21 races according to the provisional schedule published by the FIA today.

The return of the United States Grand Prix, following a five-year absence, will extend the calendar from this year’s 20 events.

Despite speculation over the future of the race the Turkish Grand Prix remains on the calendar, albeit subject to final confirmation.

The Korean Grand Prix has been moved forward six months from October to April.

Round Event Track Date
1 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 11th March
2 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park 18th March
3 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit 1st April
4 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 8th April
5 Korean Grand Prix Korean International Circuit 22nd April
6 Turkish Grand Prix* Istanbul Park 6th May
7 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya 20th May
8 Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo 27th May
9 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 10th June
10 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 17th June
11 European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit 1st July
12 British Grand Prix Silverstone 15th July
13 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring 29th July
14 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 5th August
15 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 2nd September
16 Italian Grand Prix Monza 9th September
17 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore 30th September
18 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka 14th October
19 Indian Grand Prix Buddh International Circuit 28th October
20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Island 11th November
21 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos 25th November

2012 F1 calendar

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115 comments on 2012 F1 calendar revealed with record 21 races

  1. Klon (@klon) said on 3rd June 2011, 16:33

    21 races during one season. This is just ludicrous. This developement will se single races become more and more meaningless.

  2. ed24f1 (@ed24f1) said on 3rd June 2011, 16:38

    I’m very happy that they’ve moved the Australian GP one week earlier than it was scheduled. This means that there is no longer a clash with the opening round of the Australian Rules season. This is a massive deal, as previously this took up the majority of F1’s media coverage in the lead-up to the weekend. I think this will definitely boost interest and crowd figures.

    However, they have already started selling tickets for the 25th March 2012, so some people who were optimistic with hotel bookings might’ve been caught out.

  3. Icarus said on 3rd June 2011, 16:39

    I don’t understand what’s wrong with 21 races. You really notice the difference between that and say 17-18?

  4. dave said on 3rd June 2011, 16:39

    21 is too many, I wouldn’t mind if we lost the races that have no significant connection to F1 (ie drivers teams from those countries) but the way things are going we’d end up with about 3 races.

  5. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 3rd June 2011, 17:03

    I like what they’ve done with Korea. Plus it looks like no 3-week breaks between any races, apart from the summer break of 4 weeks – unless Turkey goes.

  6. Stefanauss (@stefanauss) said on 3rd June 2011, 17:11

    I think the limit will be for another 2-3 races, and then they’ll start questioning 3 days racing weekends.

  7. MVEilenstein said on 3rd June 2011, 17:17

    Austin is going to be epic.

  8. Gnarly Racing (@) said on 3rd June 2011, 19:05

    Any chance of the drivers being allowed an extra engine?

  9. Ellie said on 4th June 2011, 0:03

    I really love Formula 1 and I don’t understand how so called “fans” can complain about more races – if it was possible I’d be happy with a race EVERY weekend.

    Yes it’s hard for the teams but it’s a sport that is at the top of the top when it comes to pay checks and luxury so I think it’s a challenge they should rise to.

    Ok, so some of you are saying that the development of the cars will suffer – fair enough, good point but to be honest I’m pretty sure the teams will be able to work something out.

    I’m totally against F1 being forced to be “green”. It’s just not appropriate. F1 is supposed to be (in simple terms) the best of the best and the fastest cars with the fastest drivers and in my opinion that means the costs should be the highest of the high and people should just get over it and enjoy the fantastic entertainment!!

  10. racerdude7730 said on 4th June 2011, 0:07

    hey guys if you wanna see what they are doing at the new Circuit of the americas take a look at this. These are about a week old but its pics of how far they have got to this point. There are tons of pics on there to look at i think you guys might like this stuff. Let me know what you think i cant wait. Also they have detailed pics of what it will look like when it is finished. These are new and are not the old ones. This shows 100% what it will look like. The best part is there is alot of run off but its not a ton like they have at new tracks….. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.226944120665269.80843.219399881419693

  11. racerdude7730 said on 4th June 2011, 0:09

    One last thing i forgot here is a 5 min video of a 3d walk through of the track. It shows the cars running the track and breaks down each part of the track with video animation. I hope you enjoy!

  12. racerdude7730 said on 4th June 2011, 0:11

    plz ignore that video link it they changed what it was on the website and i didnt know it :/

  13. roberttty (@roberttty) said on 4th June 2011, 1:01

    I know this is just a provisional calendar but has anyone noticed Belgium and Italy are now back to back races?

    This means this is a 4 week break between Hungary and Belgium, followed by another 3 weeks between Italy and Singapore.

  14. John H said on 4th June 2011, 7:40

    Money money money.

    20 is the limit.

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