Start, Melbourne, 2013

Korea, Mexico and New Jersey dropped as 2014 F1 calendar is confirmed

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Melbourne, 2013The FIA has confirmed the 2014 F1 calendar will have 19 races instead of the 22 proposed earlier this year.

The proposed races in New Jersey and Mexico have been dropped from the calendar. The Korean Grand Prix, which was first held in 2010, also does not appear on the schedule for next year.

The season begins in Australia with a stand-alone race, followed two weeks later by back-to-back races in Malaysia and Bahrain. This is the first of four back-to-back rounds on the calendar.

Another back-to-back race sees the inaugural Russian Grand Prix take place one week after the Japanese Grand Prix.

Russia is the only new addition to the calendar with Austria returning after a 11-year absence. The Indian Grand Prix has been dropped along with the Korean round, but organisers hope to have the race at the Buddh International circuit back on the 2015 schedule.

Round Race Circuit Date Forum
1 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 14 – 16 Forum
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit March 28 – 30 Forum
3 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit April 4 – 6 Forum
4 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit April 18 – 20 Forum
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya May 9 – 11 Forum
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo May 22 – 25 Forum
7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 6 – 8 Forum
8 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring June 20 – 22
9 British Grand Prix Silverstone July 4 – 6 Forum
10 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring July 18 – 20 Forum
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring July 25 – 27 Forum
12 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps August 22 – 24 Forum
13 Italian Grand Prix Monza September 5 – 7 Forum
14 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore September 19 – 21 Forum
15 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 3 – 5 Forum
16 Russian Grand Prix Sochi October 10 – 12
17 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas October 31 – November 2 Forum
18 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos November 7 – 9 Forum
19 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina November 21 – 23 Forum

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96 comments on “Korea, Mexico and New Jersey dropped as 2014 F1 calendar is confirmed”

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  1. Looking forward to somebody losing the world championship on an ironic note, by running out of fuel in Abu Dhabi.

    Meanwhile, get it right this time, BBC, and show us 10 races live – not live coverage of a Grand Prix that never happens!

    1. Meanwhile, get it right this time, BBC, and show us 10 races live – not live coverage of a Grand Prix that never happens!

      I don’t think they had a choice.

  2. Shame about Mexico, happy about Korea :D

    Btw, F1’s 900th GP, will be the night race in Bahrain (like the 2008 Singapore GP)!

  3. Maaan now i’m sad. Mexico dropped out of the calendar and Abu Dhabi finishes the calendar, why couldn’t they keep Interlagos? it always produces great racing being a Title deciding race or just another race.

    1. @ausuma Well word here in Mexico is that they’ll start working on the track in January, so they clearly expect the race will happen in 2015. But then how many races will there be 22?
      India might not be coming back after all and other one has to go to fit both New Jersey and Mexico.

      1. 24 races including Morrocco if it ever gets the green light and New Jersey. I happy to see Mexico in 2015 as it will be a great addition to the calendar. Bernie and India have an agreement in place for 2015

  4. So how many engine failures and penalties for changing parts are we going to see in that Malaysia/Bahrain double header? I still remember Sepang in 2006 hehe

  5. First time in a while I don’t see a race labeled as the “European GP”

    1. You mean the second time as there was no EGP this year

  6. Michael Brown (@)
    4th December 2013, 17:05

    Disappointed that New Jersey and Mexico didn’t make it. Mexico has a good track and New Jersey looks to be one of the best street circuits for F1.

    Korea was an ok track but it was poorly attended and placed in a horrible location for an international sporting event.

    Personally I’d like to see both German GPs in the same year, as I like both tracks (though I must give the edge to Hockenheimring).

  7. Good to see most of the 3 week gaps are gone, the first part of this season felt far too stop starty.

  8. Good to see Korea off the calendar: dreadful circuit, poorly chosen location and organizers that failed to promote the event. Mexico was probably a year to soon, but there are no excuses for Port Imperial’s failure. I doubt the Grand Prix will take place in 2015, or if it will take place at all.

    Regarding the ‘new’ circuits, Sochi is looking.. well, not particularly interesting. Like Korea, the location seems to be poorly chosen, as a circuit near Moscow or St. Petersburg might be a bigger success. Austria is a fantastic circuit and I’m thrilled it’s back on the calendar. Tickets are sold out already!

    On a different note: I think 19 is still a vast amount of Grands Prix. One of the things I realized this season is that a Grand Prix is not enjoyable if it isn’t special. During many GPs this year, I was thinking to myself “Well, it’s exactly the same as the previous races – why am I watching this again?” Reducing the amount of GPs would fix this in my opinion.

    1. You’re right there, I really don’t think New Jersey will ever happen either. The event has now been postponed twice, and despite Ecclestone saying they’ll definitely race there in 2015, I’m not buying it. It’s time to give up on Port Imperial and a Grand Prix with New York as a backdrop for now and try elsewhere in the future. Somewhere of substance.

  9. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
    4th December 2013, 17:48

    What the ???? I was so looking forward to the F1 race in New Jersey as it was the only one that I could attend with my wife and family – we have 2 young kids so taking them to a GP is impossible. I think it would have been an absolute classic – I’ve driven that area back when it was almost empty (it’s been hugely developed in the last 20 years) to visit an Asian supermarket with my wife. The view is just absolutely spectacular – it’s hard to take in by itself, much less with a F1 event tied to it.

    It would have made for a phenomenal race and I think with New York in the background, it would have set F1 on fire on the East Coast… At least I could talk to people about the event without appearing from outer space. The usual response from my neighbors is F What?

    So, so, so, so, so, so disappointed…

  10. you missed India from the article title keith. it only says it in the article itself.

  11. Such a horrible last race of the season. Horrible atmosphere & no changeable conditions.

    I’ll keep saying it. I’m loosing interest in F1 for so many reasons. I think for many 2014 may be their last season.

    We don’t have to continue watching F1 because we used to love it & have allegiance to the sport. If it gets any worse I’ll find something else to watch like many people have suggested.

  12. I must I’m glad to see the back the Korean GP. Disappointing not to finish in Interlagos, it has rarely failed to produce for me. What is the logic in putting Abu Dhabi last? money I suppose

  13. Bernie needs to be careful. How many more places does he think will be willing to spend 10’s of millions to build a track for it only to be dropped after 4-5 years?

    1. Only ones who are serious and committed.

  14. It’s disappointing to see the season end in Abu Dhabi- but it makes logistical and commercial sense. Nice to see Korea gone; I and a lot of other people didn’t like that race- but based on where it was on the calendar, there was no way it was going to happen. There was also no way that Mexican event would happen a year from when it was announced, what with all the work the organizers have to do to the track there. And the New Jersey race… well, we’ll see…

  15. Unbelievably disappointing they are not finishing in Brazil again…

  16. Even as a UAE resident I have to admit that it is beyond wrong for Abu Dhabi to be hosting the last race of the season. There are only two places to be considered to host the first and last races of the year, and they are Melbourne and Interlagos. But, as with most things in the UAE, hosting the last race of the season is a sign of prestige, power and showing off. Bernie probably emphasized that is what hosing the season finale is about, sold it to the Abu Dhabi organizers as such, and they bought it and no doubt paid a hefty premium for the privilege.

    Let’s make one thing clear though, the Abu Dhabi GP as a RACE is rubbish. Bar 2012 the race has been very dull, very sterile and devoid of almost any action. But as an EVENT, it is top notch. The facility is great, the weather is great, the transport links into the track are great, the promotion of the race is great, public awareness of the race is great, the concerts after the race are great etc etc etc. However, I have no illusions that the event is just that, an event. The majority of the people who come only come on race day, and they only come because it is the event to be at in the city that weekend. You can see how many genuine F1 fans there are at the race by looking at the stands during FP1. I fear it is much the same with races like Singapore. Abu Dhabi is on the calendar for good I think, but the race isn’t going to lead to an increase in UAE/Gulf participation in motorsport I’m afraid, it is being sold to the public as an event and will continue as such.

    1. It’s already been discussed to death but it would not be difficult to hugely improve the track layout. With the sort of money they have spent, you’d think they’d want a decent track rather than one widely accepted as the worst on the calendar.

      I quite like the first section and I don’t hate the end of the track. It’s the middle part that is horrible. It’s amazing that a track designed and built with no constraints on space can be so bad… I guess what makes it so annoying is that they could fix it. They have the money, the space and the time. All they need is a competent track designer.

  17. Seeing the calendar, I hope that Abu Dhabi can produce a 2012-like race!

    Shame that New Jersey and Mexico were dropped off. D:

    And Korea…
    The only thing I could say is that I’m gonna miss the posters that the Korean fans made. :P They’re really awesome!

  18. Terrible finish, it isn’t rocket science, always a good start with Australia and always a good finish in Brazil.

  19. @keithcollantine i thought Valencia was switching with Catalunya this year?

  20. Sad to see the Korean GP go, but its organization was a shambles. Putting it out around Mokpo was ridiculous, and made it very inconvenient to get to. Not sure it would have done much better if it had been put near Seoul or Busan (or along the main high speed train corridor), but it would have had at least a chance.

    Makes me think of all the World Cup stadiums they built and what a disaster they have been since the tournament. Would often go to the Busan I’Park matches and ‘enjoy’ the 1,500 person crowd in the nice big 50,000 seat stadium.

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