Singapore, 2011

Where is the 2013 F1 calendar?

Your questions answeredPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Singapore, 2011Update: the 2013 F1 calendar has now been published.

Matthew Cook emailled in to ask:

I was wondering if you have an idea when the official schedule for the 2013 F1 season is released?

The first version of the 2012 F1 calendar appeared at the beginning of June last year, so Matthew’s not wrong in thinking this year’s is taking longer than usual to appear.

The next meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sports Council is due to take place on Friday 28th September in Paris so expect to see a draft calendar following that.

The 2013 F1 calendar should include a new race at a street track in New Jersey, dubbed the Grand Prix of America.

This is set to take place in June. The FIA recently announced the date for next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours had been put back by a week, suggesting the latest addition to the F1 calendar may take place on its former date with the race on June 16th.

The future of some races on the calendar remain in doubt. The Spanish Grand Prix is expected to enter into a rotation arrangement between the Circuit de Catalunya, which has held the race since 1991, and Valencia’s street track, which began hosting the European Grand Prix in 2008.

There also also concerns over the ability of the Nurburgring to pay its hosting fee for the German Grand Prix owing to its recent financial problems.

Other events are out of contract at the end of this year including the next race on the calendar, the Singapore Grand Prix. The night race’s organisers denied earlier reports a new five-year deal had been agreed.

Given all this, it’s possible this year’s record 20 races will not be repeated in 2013.

Any updates on the 2013 F1 calendar will appear on the 2013 F1 season page.

If you’re planning to go to a Grand Prix next year you can find other fans who are the Going to a Grand Prix forums. For the race which have already happened this year there are now threads dedicated to the 2013 editions, and there will be further updates to reflect any changes when the 2013 calendar is announced:

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