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

2014 F1 season

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

  1. S2G-Unit (@s2g-unit) said on 4th December 2013, 19:14

    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.

  2. Paul (@frankjaeger) said on 4th December 2013, 19:26

    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

  3. maxthecat said on 4th December 2013, 20:18

    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?

  4. mfreire said on 5th December 2013, 1:59

    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…

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

  6. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 5th December 2013, 5:21

    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.

    • petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 5th December 2013, 10:28

      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.

  7. Rifqah said on 5th December 2013, 9:10

    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!

  8. smudgersmith1 (@smudgersmith1) said on 5th December 2013, 9:17

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

  9. Little_M_Lo (@pezlo2013) said on 5th December 2013, 9:45

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

  10. 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.

  11. Jones.A said on 27th January 2014, 4:33

    That’s too bad korea and new jersey is off for the year. I really wanted like the new korean track. very performance oriented. bah, it’s all political.

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