2012 F1 calendar revealed with record 21 races

2012 F1 season

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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. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 4th June 2011, 8:40

    It’s like my greatest dream coming true.Not sure whether Turkey will be on the calender but I hope it will make it.

  2. slr said on 4th June 2011, 9:16

    I don’t see why the calendar is so spaced out at the end. I would have thought some teams would like to end the championship a bit earlier.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 4th June 2011, 10:33

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

    *Subject to civil unrest.

    Glad to see Istanul Park is on there, hope it stays that way!

    Having Korea in April is a nice twist. I love early season early wake-ups!

  4. robert said on 4th June 2011, 13:14

    I think 21 races is a bit too much , even dedicated F1 fans have a life.

  5. mename2332 (@mename2332) said on 4th June 2011, 13:58

    What did Bernie say, ‘No more than 20 races’. Oh well, he can always dump Turkey

  6. HounslowBusGarage said on 4th June 2011, 19:58

    I suddenly understand that there was another reason why Bernie wanted to move the 2010 Indian race to the end of the season. He did not want the re-scheduled Bahrain race to close the 2011 season and Bahrain to open the 2011 season four months later.
    Korea in April looks intersting; what will the temperature be then?

    • HounslowBusGarage said on 4th June 2011, 20:00

      Error. Should be “Bahrain race to close the 2010 season” not the 2011 season.

  7. Austin in the middle of June. I’m sure the Hospital industry lobbied hard for that date, they will make millions off their ERs treating dehydration!

  8. Paul Russ Richards said on 11th December 2011, 18:35

    Very disappointed.Too many dates coincide with WTCC at the beginning of the year for watchers ,goers of both.I have found F1 a little boring over the last year,even being an ardent Brit driver follower and Alonso interested.WTCC is much more exciting,right up until the last race.I know what i am going to watch most after 60 years of following F1

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