2010 F1 calendar

This is the official 2010 F1 calendar:

Round Dates Race Circuit
1 March 12-14th Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit
2 March 26-28th Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne
3 April 2nd-4th Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
4 April 16-18th Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit
5 May 7-9th Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya
6 May 13-16th Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo
7 May 28-30th Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park
8 June 11-13th Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
9 June 25-27th European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit
10 July 9-11th British Grand Prix Silverstone
11 July 23-25th German Grand Prix Hockenheimring
12 July 30th-August 1st Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring
13 August 27-29th Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps
14 September 10-12th Italian Grand Prix Monza
15 September 24-26th Singapore Grand Prix Singapore
16 October 8-10th Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka
17 October 22-24th Korean Grand Prix Korean International Circuit*
18 November 5-7th Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos
19 November 12-14th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Island

*Subject to approval of new circuit

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103 comments on “2010 F1 calendar”

  1. Is Hungary confirmed for 2010 now then?

    Does anyone know any more details about Soth Korea?

    1. Korean Grad Prix info:
      I am pleased to advise that this site is now live:

      http://www.f1korea.go.kr/en/

      Regards,

      Michael A. Michael

      Marketing Manager

      Korea Tourism Organisation,

      3rd Floor,

      New Zealand House,

      Haymarket,

      London

      SW1Y 4TE

      Tel: 020 7321 2535

      Fax: 020 7321 0876

      http://www.visitkorea.or.kr

    2. Hungary has been confirmed for a while think another 5 years. South Korea is supposed to be coming in 2012, maybe a year earlier.

    3. Younger Hamilton
      28th November 2009, 10:12

      Yeah Hungary is confirmed until 2016 and there is gonna be a Korean GP for the Next 7 Years plus a four Year Option 4 it to host a race until 2021

  2. I’ve looked for details on the korean track in a number of places… but I’ve failed to find any kind of information on it anywhere. Considering we know everything there is to know (almost) about Donington’s 2010 track, Korea’s information is mysteriously absent. Surely they must be building it by now, surely there must be photographs. Does it even exist?

    1. NowImScared
      10th June 2009, 0:21

      here’s a link. The English version of the official site still doesn’t work. Looks like Korea is going to screw the pooch on this one, just like they did with the previous attempt to get an F1 race. F1 should stay in the countries where people really care about F1. Most in Korea don’t even know how to drive, let alone what F1 is. (I’ve lived here for a loooong time)

      1. John Vanderburg
        26th July 2009, 4:10

        I totally agree. Montreal for example gets 300 000 people which is a total sell out and has done so for the past several years. Bernie has become a very greedy man. For example some of the races in the middle east cant sell half of the seats so they fill them with soldiers in civilian clothing. Bernie does get a good payout fron those goverments though. His greed takes away from the sport and those of us who like to occasionally attend the races.

        1. Canada is now back as of todday for the 2010 calender

        2. CVC Partners call the shots that Ecclestone fires. He’s a fully paid up employee of the CVC Venture Capital Group, though he also has shares in CVC too. CVC bought into F1 at the top of the market and like everyone else at that stage made wildly extravagant projections of their profit take as set against their debt levels. Now the chickens have come home to roost with time bombs strapped to their legs. CVC are in hock up to their eyeballs, the markets are on the floor, nobody in F1 who has to pay the bills is prepared to pay CVC’s totally unrealistic rates and CVC as a group is desperately looking for an escape hatch.
          Any escape hatch.

          Recipe for disaster like no other.

          1. Leon, you might find this worth a read…”As any seasoned Pitpass readers will know, the key to F1’s future is the huge debt which CVC borrowed when it bought the sport in 2006. To recap, CVC borrowed $2.8bn from Lehman Brothers and the Royal Bank of Scotland and in 2007 it made annual interest payments of $238.4m on this. If F1 fails to make these repayments then the sport could end up in the hands of the lenders since the loan was secured on its rights.

            In a nutshell, the higher the direct costs of running F1, the less money it has to repay debt. The widely-held theory was that the increase in prize money paid to the teams to stop them leaving the sport could put F1’s debt repayment under pressure. Remarkably, in fact, the opposite is true.

            The increased prize money payments began in 2008 and the accounts show that these increased from $342m in 2007 to $521m last year sending Delta 3’s operating profit plummeting 58% to $86.4m. However, instead of being put under pressure, the debt repayment accelerated.

            In a move which almost indicates that Bernie and CVC had a crystal ball looking into the world’s financial future, the interest rate on the debt was set at a rate of between 2% and 3.5% on top of the inter bank lending rate.

            The inter bank lending rate does what it says on the tin: it is an independently-set rate of interest which applies to transactions between banks. Last year, when the economic crisis was in full swing banks refused to lend to each other in case the bank which was being lent the money went bust. This refusal to lend filtered right down to the high street since the less banks lent to each other, the more they had to rely on their own resources and the higher the interest rates became on mortgages. In a bid to stop this vicious circle, and to stimulate lending between banks, the inter bank rate was slashed and one unexpected beneficiary was Bernie and CVC.

            In 2008 Delta 3’s interest charges were 26% lower than the previous year leaving it paying $149m of bank interest. In 2007 Delta 3 had begun to repay the loan itself, and not just the interest, so the lower total amount owed also lessened interest payments the following year. Both of these factors, amongst others, led to Delta 3 making lower interest payments in 2008 but achieving larger reductions in its net debt than it made the previous year. In 2008 its net debt decreased from $2.3bn to $1.8bn whereas the previous year it only fell by $200m.

            The debt needs to be fully repaid by 2014 and CVC says that this is on track. “We expect to pay off $1bn in debt over the next five years,” says Nick Clarry, CVC’s UK managing director. He adds that “we have no need to refinance until 2013 at the earliest, by which time we would expect conditions to have improved.”

            In short, CVC’s plan seems to be to get the business into a position where it can pay off $1bn of the $1.8bn debt by the due date and then to secure another $2.8bn loan to repay the remaining $0.8bn and give F1’s shareholders an interim payment of $2bn. With the teams signed to a new Concorde Agreement and the economy slowly improving it looks like the sport is finally on a road to recovery although in F1 you can never tell what scandal is around the corner.” Does’nt sound like CVC are looking too hard,lol.

        3. What a load of rubbish (John Vanderburg)
          I live and work in Abu Dhabi and the work and effort that has been put into this Grand Prix is unbelievable. All tickets where sold out over two weeks ago and there was no freebies given to any soldiers to attend. The build up has been taking place for the past month with all sorts of activities promoting the event taking place.
          please be honest and constructive in your comments, if you dont know? dont fabricate things, wind your neck in!
          “WELL DONE ABU DHABI, A FANTASTIC EVENT”

  3. Maybe it’s a street circuit? How long did Valencia take to setup?

  4. I have read that it’ll be half-street (by the marina…. how original), half-custom built, which is similar to Valencia. Although photos of Valencia didn’t surface until this time last year, way before then we had maps, circuit proposals, lap lengths, computer renders… everything. I’ve not seen any of that anywhere.

    1. I am pleased to advise that this site is now live:

      http://www.f1korea.go.kr/en/

      Regards,

      Michael A. Michael

      Marketing Manager

      Korea Tourism Organisation,

      3rd Floor,

      New Zealand House,

      Haymarket,

      London

      SW1Y 4TE

      Tel: 020 7321 2535

      Fax: 020 7321 0876

      http://www.visitkorea.or.kr

      1. Chrisyurhee
        4th June 2009, 14:52

        Mr. Michael,
        Since you are following this thread, you should be advised that the English portion of the Korean F1 site is not working.
        What is the exact location of the Grand Prix? I live in Korea and would love to go, but I can’t find info on it ANYWHERE in English.

        1. Watson Waterstone
          25th September 2009, 0:42

          If I recall correctly it will be held in South Jeolla.

  5. A-ha! I’ve actually found a map and one picture, dated from January this year. Only information I’ve managed to find so far.

    http://www.korealifes.com/formula-1-circuit-near-mokpo-south-korea/2009/01/13/

    1. Nice find! The timestamp on the picture says it was taken on July 13, 2008…wonder why we can’t find anything more current! Wouldn’t they want, you know, publicity or something? :)

  6. Does anyone know the dates for the 2010 gp’s? its just amtrying to organise my stag do and am thinking about ging t a gp depending on dates and location that weekend

  7. I am also looking to arrange a stag do around the Monaco GP in 2010. Can anyone tell me when the confirmed dates are usually released for the following season?

  8. Monaco GP is always the weekend beginning with Asscension (of Christ) and the last weekend of Cannes Film festival. That is because the Thursday of Asscension is a bank holiday in Monaco. So now you should be able to predict the date better than any other. It therefore varies a bit on when Easter falls but d ont know that relationship…lol

  9. BTW following my previous answer – I d like a date for Donnington 2010 as I intend to fly into East Midlands Airport and the sooner I know the cheaper it shall be…

  10. I am trying to find out up to the minute news on the teams for next year?

    Where would this be found? I understand the annoucement is today 12th June?

    MIke Osbourne

  11. Someone might want to correct the schedule, since the Japanese Grand Prix, at last word, will be staying at Suzuka.

    1. That’s not official yet.

  12. Hiya
    I am looking for the actual dates for the 2010 Spainsh Grand Prix – looking to book flights early. Does anyone know of the actual dates yet please ? Thanks

    1. The last known provisional date for the Grand Prix is May 9th 2010, but it will probably be made official in a couple of months, given that the MotoGP World Championship calendar has already been confirmed.

      A survey among the spectators attending the 2009 F1 race at the Circuit gave the Grand Prix a score of 7.8 in average.

      You will find further information at http://www.circuitcat.com/f12010

  13. I thought Bernie said the USA would have a race in 2010. We will have a US based team and most of the sponsors major market share is in the USA I think it would be wise to include the USA to generate revenue and intrest that could snowball into more and better TV coverage. I am astounded that F1’s world feed does not broadcast in High Definition, it is obsurd that I can’t watch these multimillion dollar cars in high definition but I can see a Nascar like that every Sunday. F1 needs to put the fans first for once or they are going to fail eventually.

    1. America does not deserve a F1 Race. Since all the Races ever held there wer an absolute Flop

      1. ’07 was fun. An thats just recent memory.

        Man Watkins Glen. I’ve only seen bits of a replayed race but that place looks awesome.

        I can only remember one Hakinen victory race there before I fully came to F1 in 05, but seriously, your way off.

  14. Hello,

    here are some facts about the track in Korea:

    Location: Yeong-am, South Jeolla Province
    $264 million invested
    Designed by Hermann Tilke
    Holds up to 135,000 people
    Longest circuit in Asia and second only to Monza circuit (Italy)
    Longest straight track in the world (1.19km)
    Counter-clockwise

    They started construction in 2007 and are about halfway done (55%). They’re aiming to complete it by summer of next year (which is very plausible, considering how fast Koreans build things:)

    1. chrisyurhee
      1st July 2009, 6:17

      HJ,
      Until I see actual pictures, not “artist’s conceptions”, I will not believe that it’s 55% finished. I’ve lived here too long to be fooled by the hype. Songdo, a much more important project, has dragged on and on. The Incheon Airport was to have a business center, but only one building was built, and that is the main administration building for the airport. The rest of the area is the most wonderful grassy field that can be found in Korea. The artist’s conception shows numerous private business buildings, none of which will be financed by the same concern that is building the race track. My concerns are that if they do finish the track: 1. it will be essentially on an empty piece of land, 2. There are almost no accomodations anywhere nearby, and 3. that the race track will be built to Korean standards and will not be acceptable to the international racing community or the FIA.
      I watched, from the inside, the Incheon Airport being built. What I saw was truly scary. I’m afraid the same will happen here.

        1. chrisyurhee
          1st July 2009, 7:00

          It’s what you can’t see that’s scary. It’s easy to put up a pretty facade. (It’s all been fixed, but only after it was discovered by a couple of diligent government employees that I know who wouldn’t ‘play ball’, if you know what I mean)
          I’m glad that someone was able to get some info on the Korean F1. I haven’t been able to.
          The Airport did win intl. awards as the best airport for travelers, I think for being the most convenient. It’s nice.

    2. chrisyurhee
      1st July 2009, 6:46

      Here are some links to the official website in Korean. Still no actual pictures though…
      http://www.f1korea.go.kr/01kr/04f1korea/lookaround/
      http://www.f1korea.go.kr/01kr/04f1korea/01circuit/masterplan/
      http://www.f1korea.go.kr/01kr/04f1korea/01circuit/attachment/
      You’d think by now they’d have some real pictures.
      By the way, from what I can tell, all of the data on the Korean site is from the 2007 season. 2007????
      The English portion still doesn’t work, either.

    1. chrisyurhee
      1st July 2009, 6:53

      Thanks HJ,
      I only see grading, but definately progress. Is your Korean better than mine? I can’t figure out how to navigate the main Korean F1 site. I’m still really doubtful, but I feel a little better. I just wish that they would get off their duff and get the English and Japanese portions of the site working. It looks reallllllly bad to us ‘wae gook in’ when they put up an English button on a site and it doesn’t work.
      Are you in Korea? I’m in Incheon.

      1. Yeah, most of the Korean sites’ English versions are incomplete, which can be quite frustrating. I’m Korean (lived mostly abroad though), so my Korean is pretty good, but I prefer English..

        I think if 2010 Grand Prix will be held in Korea (I know there’s a contract and announcements have been made, but who knows), the Koreans will do it big. They can’t and won’t afford to be embarrassed in front of the whole world.. And they (mainly the Prov. of Jeollanamdo)are counting on it to revitalize the economy.. Past experiences of F1 host countries show an enormous PR and economic ripple effect which I hope will happen in Korea as well.

        I’m not actually a fan of F1.. I’ve had to do some research for a project, but I can’t say I’m not intrigued. maybe I’ll check it out if F1 does come to Korea~

        Oh, and about Incheon Airport. I can imagine the ‘defects’ within the ‘pretty shell’.. I personally wish Korea would do things slowly and thoroughly, but everything is done quick and (often) cheap. Oh well, we’re gettin’ there.

        1. chrisyurhee
          1st July 2009, 8:55

          HJ,
          Research? Are you in school here or abroad? Could you message the F1 site and ask them to get the English part working?

          If you do go to an F1 race, you’ll be shocked. You cannot comprehend how fast they are until you see them in person. It’s unnatural. They are also VERY loud. That’s the best part – hee hee.

          I have the google view map address:

          Sampo-ri, Samho-eup, Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do
          Link:

          Just copy and paste, but the satellite view hasn’t been updated…

          1. chrisyurhee
            1st July 2009, 8:58

            Lets try this again:

            Sampo-ri, Samho-eup, Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do
            Link:

  15. Does any one know the dates for the Malaysian GP 2010 as I’m wanting to book flights.

    1. No, the official calendar hasn’t been published yet.

    2. prelimery dtes are 2-4 th april, but will not b confirmed until october, i booked early last time and risked it but there is no rush as plenty of ticketsd and hotes. I am also flying over next year, if u eed any advice just mail me.

  16. Here’s hoping Montreal makes it back in!!!

    1. Ya…..Lets be hopefull as it sells out every year…..Oh but Bernie and his greed might not get enough money, so he has races where only half of the seats are full and the goverment fills the other half with soldiers in civies. But those goverments line Bernies pockest with lots of oil money…..Hey Bernie you need to listen to the teams and fans who want races where they are appreciated and attended…..

  17. Can anyone tell me provisional dates for the Bahrain GP next year? we need to set a date for our wedding and want to include a trip to Bahrain for the honeymoon!

  18. Nancy in New York
    27th July 2009, 15:31

    We are hoping someone can inform us as soon as the date is out for the European Grand Prix in Valencia. 2010 race. We want to reserve our flight and hotel, etc. early this time. Thanks alot.

  19. Does anyone kow of the folliwng please
    – Is the 2010 Britich GP at Donnington or Silverstone ? trying to organise a trip for the 3 day race event any ideas ? Also date
    – Date of 2010 Spanish Grand Prix, again trying to organise a trip..
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks
    Sandi

    1. Back the Brits
      2nd September 2009, 18:52

      Hi Sandi,

      We also are thinking of doing the same two races. Have you progressed any further?

  20. Just spent the weekend at donington at the moto gp, about 60,000 people there and it was chaos getting around, and especially out of the place! Seems a lot still to do. If they have it sorted for next year I will be very surprised…

  21. Debbie & les
    31st July 2009, 19:28

    Hi there does anyone know the dates of the |Turksih and Singapore GP? Thanks Debbie & Les.

    1. There is also this one. Im more willing to believe the link below, as it includes Montreal, and Bernie just went on record saying MTL was back in.

      But it should be said that both your link, and this link ARE PROVISIONAL.

      DONT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS BASED ON THESE LINKS. ITS NOT OFFICIAL, AND YOU ARE STUPID IF YOU MAKE TRAVEL PLANS BASED ON PROVISIONAL SCHEDULES.

      http://www.paddocktalk.com/news/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=112678&newlang=&topic=1&catid=1

      1. this link includes montreal aswell

  22. Errrr………Tim, I think you may find that that calendar was for the proposed breakaway series!!!!!! You can ignore that now!!

  23. Younger Hamilton
    11th August 2009, 23:58

    I heard that bernie ecclestone promised that there will be a Canadian Grand prix in 2010

  24. Moscow 2010 ?

  25. Montreal is a fantastic place for the F1 they usually put on a great show

  26. Will F1 be in Valencia for 2010 if not what year will it be?

  27. I thought Canada was in 2010, if so, will it still be at Montreal

  28. I’ve hear rumors around here (Portugal) that Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (http://www.autodromodoalgarve.com/) could hold a Formula One GP already in 2010. It was not the main target to the owners – they had the Superbikes and GP2 (in a couple of weeks it’s the last races of the season here in Portugal), but after all the positive talking by FIA, Bernie, teams and drivers, there was a news article some weeks ago mentioning that they are expecting to hold a GP right away in 2010. I know I didn’t saw anything around the net and in the calendars out by FIA, but… we never know…

  29. Formula One 2010 calendar
    Mar 14 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
    Mar 28 – Australia (Melbourne, starting at 1700 local time)
    Apr 4 – Malaysia (Sepang, starting at 1600 local time)
    Apr 18 – China (Shanghai)
    May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)
    May 23 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    May 30 – Turkey (Istanbul)
    Jun 13 – Canada (Montreal, provisional)
    Jun 27 – Europe (Valencia)
    Jul 11 – Great Britain (Donington Park)
    Jul 25 – Germany (Hockenheim)
    Aug 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
    Aug 29 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
    Sep 12 – Italy (Monza)
    Sep 26 – Singapore (starting at 2000 local time)
    Oct 3 – Japan (Suzuka)
    Oct 17 – South Korea (Yongam)
    Oct 31 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina, starting at 1700 local time)
    Nov 14 – Brazil (Interlagos)

  30. Korea on October 17th? What happens when the track isn’t ready? There is almost nothing, and they have only secured about half of the financing for the track and race. The economy here is flat for most, and there aren’t any major facilities to accomodate staff, crew, and fans ANYWHERE nearby the track. (I live here in Korea) I’m not buying tickets yet…

    1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the Korean legislature pass an “F1 Act” committing the state to picking up whatever costs the promoters couldn’t cover? If they can get a move on, I think construction could conceivably proceed quite rapidly–Abu Dhabi was built in a similar timeframe, IIRC. And as far as there being no facilities, I don’t think there are many near Fuji, either; that didn’t seem to faze Bernie much.

      I live in Korea, too, and I’m not under any illusions as to the obstacles facing F1’s long-term viability here–just trying to inject some optimism! :) If we got a race for a couple of years, I’d be happy! I suppose that’s a bit selfish of me, really, haha…

  31. Great. Another private boondoggle rescued at the expense of Korean taxpayers (and all of us expats who suffer 40%+ duty on stuff we want to bring in to Korea) The airport subway is a prime example (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2009/05/137_44912.html)
    Abu Dhabi is an oil-rich nation flush with cash and they have a western mentality with regards to modernization and development, so building a racetrack quickly wasn’t a problem for them. “If they get a move on…” says it all. As to Fuji, facilities aren’t an issue because of the quantity, it’s the quality. Can you imagine F1 fans staying in Min-baks? (민박) I bring my own bedding when I have to stay at a min-bak.
    I too am concerned about F1’s long-term viability here. Done right, it is feasible. But if they try to do it rush-rush and cut corners, we may (probably will) have only one year of F1, and Korea will get another black eye.

    1. Yes, you’re right. I have little doubt it will be built in time, rush job or not, but it certainly would be a shame for all these resources to go towards a track that sits in disuse after a few years, and the location choice does it no favors. I suppose we shall find out in a year! I, for one, am more than willing to stay in a minbak to go. :)

      1. We are more than willing to stay in a Min bak, but what about all of the crews, F1 support staff, and fans that have $$$? Anything less than a Hyatt to them would be slumming it.
        And where are they going to eat, Kim Bap Na Ra? Again, Korea just missed it. Like having only two traffic cameras for a four lane freeway (I have seen this all over Korea).
        They came in and talked big, but had little planning or reality on their side. It makes me wonder who’s in charge of big projects like this? Do they have a clue (상식 있어?)? I wonder how much this screw-up is going to end up costing…If it’s finished, at least we’ll have another track besides the one at Lotte World – which isn’t even acceptable safety-wise for SCCA events.

        1. Haha, the thought of Alonso or Kimi in a kimbap shop makes me giggle. I suppose they’d have to eat it like the rest of us!

          In all seriousness though, I was under the impression that the teams and VIPs would stay in the Monte Carlo-style town they were going to build inside the circuit. I don’t see any buildings going up in the pictures HJ posted, but I guess there is another year…

          1. Like I said in my previous posts, all that construction in side the track will be privately funded. NO ONE is going to build that many buildings in that area for two reasons: 1. It’s not a commercially viable location and 2. There is no demand for commercial space. This track is going to be like the International school in Songdo-built to accomodate 2,100 students, but to-date I only know of 26 or 27 applicants. Oops!

  32. Oops indeed! I guess we’ll have to pin our hopes on the drivers enjoying kimbap and kimchi! I hear Flav’s not busy these days–maybe we could rope him into opening a restaurant for everyone there in return for lifting his ban! :)

  33. why is south korea on the calendar it seems that they don’t have a track. in my opinion Finland should have a grand prix. i mean the Fins do know how to drive unlike the koreans.

    1. I can attest to the driving part-I live in Korea. They supposedly will have a track by the race time next year, but if you look at the picture links I posted WAY above, you can see there hasn’t been much done. they only have about 50% of the funding approved, and the location is in the middle of nowhere at the southernmost part of Korea. Without traffic, it takes 5 hours to drive there from Seoul. With traffic? You don’t want to know. The 15 freeway is horrendous at times, and when you get near the track area, there are only highways. I wonder what idiot picked this location. Anyways, the English version of the official Korean F1 webpage STILL doesn’t work, and everything on it seems to be from 2007 at the latest…
      I wonder what Bernie will do come July when this thing still isn’t close to being finished.

  34. I have today 9th Oct. received email from Automobile Club of Monaco advising that the 2010 race has been changed to 13-16th May,but even the official F1 website still shows original dates . Any other information or confirmation please,don’t want to re-arrange flights or hotels – expensive enough already !

  35. I received the same email today from the automobile club of Monaco. I’m gutted because I booked my hotel and flights!! I read that Ecclestone had said back in September that the only change to the provisional calendar would be where the British GP is, and whether or not Canada would be included. Apparently the Monaco GP has been moved forward a week because the teams were concerned of the logistics of having the Turkish GP just a week after. If anyone fancies a weekend in Nice a week after the Monaco GP, let me know!!! Lol!

  36. what happen to 2010 indian f 1 ?

  37. Has the change for monaco been set in stone yet ? My
    Misses booked last week to go for my 30th then they decied to pull this stunt.

    Not ammused tbh.

  38. Apparently the new date is set in stone according to the automobile club de monaco, although there has been no confirmation from the FIA as of yet. Apparently the inclusion of the Canadian GP on the 13th meant that the Turkish GP had to be held on the 30th May to give the teams enough time for the flyaway to Montreal. Then the teams expressed concerns that Turkey was too soon after Monaco and hence it has been moved forward. My guess is that behind the scenes the FIA have finally come to a contract agreement with the promoters of the Montreal and so have had to arrange the calendar around that. Perhaps if Montreal doesn’t happen then Turkey and Monaco would move back a week, but the fact that they have already changed the date suggests to me that an agreement had been reached. Try ringing your hotel to explain. I originally had a non-cancellable hotel booking in Nice that could not be modified. When I called, they knew all about the change of the Monaco GP and so offerred to move my booking at no extra cost!! I just hope Bernie doesn’t change his mind again now!!

  39. Its not the hotel we are concerned about atm, according
    To the t&c of our flights they can’t be changed.

  40. Mmmmm, if I were you scud, I would send the airline company an email or phone them explaining the situation. Lay it on a bit, say that you have been impressed with their service in the past and that you wouldn’t want your impression to change because of this!! They are within their rights to refuse, but if you give it a go I think you might be lucky. You are letting them know 8 months in advance afterall!! Let me know how you get on, I have got to make the call to my airline too!! All this effort!!! Could have been so easily avoided if the FIA had got it sorted the first time round!

  41. How has the offical F1 site not changed their calendar ?

    1. Until the FIA WCouncil will have the offical meeting on 21 or 23 octb.

  42. Overall a very good calendar

    Why Barhrain first? & Brazil Last AGAIN!!!!!

    Great that we have a korenn grand prix

    I Am inded a big f1 fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Now Im Scared
      19th October 2009, 13:00

      Don’t hold your breath on the Korean Grand Prix. I haven’t seen any progress yet…

  43. john d brownlie
    31st October 2009, 13:37

    does anyone know dates and location for f1 testing in 2010

    1. Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona
      25-28 february

  44. lewis hamilton to be the world champion in 2010 and button 2nd is gonna be sick season next year.

    also i thought indian grand prix will be held in 2010

  45. Brian LeVoguer
    5th November 2009, 1:54

    Does anyone know if Canada is confirmed? Thanks

    1. Yes canada confirmed :D

  46. DO we hav any chance having F1 race in INDIA in coming future seasons???

  47. MELVIN SOMERA
    8th November 2009, 16:50

    GOOD DAY F1 FANATICS! as a certified f1 marshall,( ABU DHABI GP) with the help of the BRMC guys., my chief flag marshall, KEVIN PUTMAN, incident marshalls, JAMES YOUNG,TONY BANKS,JOHN GAYTON, RICK VAUX & TIM GENTLE., this guys thought me the the DO’S & DONT’S in marshalling. a deserved applause for you guys! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!
    MELVIN L. SOMERA
    FILIPINO
    POST 15 FLAG MARSHALL
    ABU DHABI F1 GP

    1. MELVIN SOMERA
      5th January 2010, 15:38

      thanks kieth, yes i’ll be very happy to answer your questions regarding Abu Dhabi GP. sorry for the long overdue reply, just busy with my regular work ( salesman., cheetos, doritos,Lay’s )MORE POWER & GOD BLESS.

  48. Hi, looking to go to the Barcelona GP 2010, does anyone know the best place to buy tickets? Seems to be lots of websites offering them but unsure which are genuine..

    Thanks

    1. Andy, I’ve been to 8 grand prix’s and always get my tickets from http://www.Bookf1.com. Never a problem and ticket prices are the cheapest I can find on the net. If you don’t want to pay big money for Grandstand tickets, then Bacelona is a great circuit to go to – general admission tickets allow great viewing and easy movement around the circuit. Been to Barcelona twice and bought general admin tickets both times. Enjoy!!

      1. Thanks.. ending up getting them on formula1.com. Got general admission, can’t wait for the race.. come on Jenson!!

  49. british gp? where are they holding it 2010???

  50. Hi!
    I’m heading to Montreal for the 2010 race.
    What are the best seats if you are a tight budget?
    What are the best seats if have good amount to spend?
    Where is the best place to go after the race? After party etc.?
    Thanks and I’m sooooooooooooooo excited that F1 is back. How could they not be back? Canadians are super sweet!
    Peace n luv
    Miss B

  51. It says the korean track is on pace to run in 2010. The layout looks odd. I hope theres gonna be passing at it. Most of these modern tracks don’t provide a lot of that like the old ones :I .

    1. Now Im Scared
      7th January 2010, 15:14

      Where does it say that? I live in Korea, and haven’t seen anything anywhere, either in English or in Korean!

      1. Now Im Scared
        7th January 2010, 15:19

        Here’s an automatic google translation of a post on the Korean F1 website dated December 17, 2009:

        ‘F1 Grand Prix of Korea’ is 10 Next Year 22, its spectacular curtain rises at Chonnam Yeongam International Automobile Federation (FIA) under the World Motor Sport Council (World Motor Sport Council: WMSC) the last 11 (Fri) evening (local time), Monaco In the General Assembly to open the 2010 F1 championship schedule, announced the (Table 1) according to the World Motor Sport Council announced, 2010 F1 Grand Prix of Korea announced last September, compared to the provisional schedule next week, said the setback October 22 (Fri.) from the Sun, the 24th driving to the practice, qualifying, followed by the final three days will be held in Chonnam Yeongam. Korea F1 Suzuka Japan F1 race competition before the tournament, opening with 10.1 to 10.8 this week, while South Korea neutchwoji F1 race will also automatically sunyeondoen week. The F1 race in Japan is sunyeondoen week, toured the world and the deadly nature of F1 championship match digest enough to need the rest, even though the competition from Singapore, one week before the free period of only a couple of players and teams do not have the strength of heavy losses of the F1 teams accepted opinion boils down to is known in addition to the traditional season finale last September and released a provisional schedule for the final round in Brazil sasuhae jikyeotdeon pride for the first time this year after participating in F1 Abu Darby to the season opener by passing the place (Bahrain) until after the finale for himself to be part of the Middle East, oil, dollar strength will once again have occasion to determine. The World Motor Sport Council confirmed in the next F1 race calendar, Jeollanam-introduction of competition to prepare the next year was able to further accelerate. Construction of the current F1 racecourse in 65% of the entire process yireumyeo, F1 Act enacted last September, and 1,980 billion won a year’s minjayuchi, F1 racing circuit in the building and enter the open road to take a government sponsored support such competitions in the National Assembly is ready to pass before because geupmulsaleul ride. Jeollanam-ready F1 championship yunjinbo captain planning the “next F1 Grand Prix calendar confirmed doeme been held on whether the controversy has been off at the be, ticket sales, sponsorships and aggressive marketing efforts to attract the acceleration was able to pay,” he says, ” F1 racecourse construction early next year in June to pick up the checkers and the FIA says the scheduled competition held in October in the first issue without a hitch so I’m ready. “he said. Meanwhile, the coming 15 days, Jeollanam-do 10:00, National Assembly Hall in the 3rd International Forum of Korea held F1 and 12:00 on the same day, the Lexington Hotel in Seoul 110 people in all circles to join “F1 Competition Organizing Committee,” officially launched Preparation and he said with a full-fledged competition.

        Sorry about the bad English, I just don’t have time to correct all of the mis-translations.

  52. thought the GP race was totally boring this season. What posest them to try to kill off our entertainment of this sport. I hope it gos back to the way it was yours
    Mr S.J.Stevens

  53. Please tell me it worked right? I dont want to sumit it again if i do not have to! Either the blog glitced out or i am an idiot, the second option doesnt surprise me lol. thanks for a great blog!

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