A revised 2012 F1 calendar has been revealed today, trimmed back from 21 to 20 races.
The Turkish Grand Prix, which has seen poor attendance since its introduction in 2005, has been dropped.
The Bahrain Grand Prix returns to the calendar having been dropped this year due to the civil unrest in the country. Its race is scheduled to be held on April 22nd, not at the end of the season as was previously suggested.
There are six back-to-back races: Australia and Malaysia, China and Bahrain, Germany and Hungary, Belgium and Italy, Japan and Korea and the season-concluding United States and Brazilian rounds.
Here is the calendar in full:
|1||March 18th||Australian Grand Prix||Melbourne|
|2||March 25th||Malaysian Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit|
|3||April 15th||Chinese Grand Prix||Shanghai International Circuit|
|4||April 22nd||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit|
|5||May 13th||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Catalunya|
|6||May 27th||Monaco Grand Prix||Monte-Carlo|
|7||June 10th||Canadian Grand Prix||Montreal|
|8||June 24th||European Grand Prix||Valencia|
|9||July 8th||British Grand Prix||Silverstone|
|10||July 22nd||German Grand Prix||Hockenheimring|
|11||July 29th||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring|
|12||September 2nd||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps|
|13||September 9th||Italian Grand Prix||Monza|
|14||September 23rd||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore|
|15||October 7th||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka|
|16||October 14th||Korean Grand Prix||Korean International Circuit|
|17||October 28th||Indian Grand Prix||Buddh International Circuit|
|18||November 4th||Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina|
|19||November 18th||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas|
|20||November 25th||Brazilian Grand Prix||Interlagos|
With 20 races, the 2012 season will be the longest ever held. The new calendar was unanimously ratified by a fax vote of the FIA World Motor Sports Council.
View the 2012 F1 calendar.
2012 F1 calendar
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