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Formula One released its provisional 2013 calendar today and here it is:

2013 Formula 1 calendar (Provisional)

March 17                                Australia (Melbourne)

March 24                                Malaysia (Sepang)

April 14                                  China (Shanghai)

April 21                                  Bahrain (Sakhir)

May 12                                   Spain (Barcelona)

May 26                                   Monaco (Monte Carlo)

June 9                                     Canada (Montreal)

June 16                                    America (New Jersey) *

June 30                                    Britain (Silverstone)

July 21                                    Germany (Nurburgring)*

July 28                                    Hungary (Hungaroring)

September 1                            Belgium (Spa)

September 8                            Italy (Monza)

September 22                          Singapore (Marina Bay) *

October 6                                Japan (Suzuka)

October 13                              Korea (Yeongam) *

October 27                              India (Buddh International Circuit)

November 3                            Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

November 17                          United States (Austin)

November 24                          Brazil (Interlagos)

*Upon confirmation

There are six races in Europe and the rest is all around the world. That’s quite a departure for the series and sad news for european F1 fans.

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  • Jack Flash (Aust)

    There’s some interesting gaps and consecutives in that calendar for 2013. Lots of week-apart double headers for the fly-aways to save logistically, and a sort of race-date slow-down mid Europe in Northern Hemisphere summertime. [see below]:

    Provisional 2013 Formula 1 Calendar
    ———————————— GAP —
    March 17 Australia (Melbourne)
    + 1 week
    March 24 Malaysia (Sepang)
    + 3 week
    April 14 China (Shanghai)
    + 1 week
    April 21 Bahrain (Sakhir)
    + 3 week
    May 12 Spain (Barcelona)
    + 2 week
    May 26 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    + 2 week
    June 9 Canada (Montreal)
    + 1 week
    June 16 America (New Jersey) *
    + 2 week
    June 30 Britain (Silverstone)
    + 3 week
    July 21 Germany (Hockenheim)
    + 1 week
    July 28 Hungary (Hungaroring)
    + 5 week
    September 1 Belgium (Spa)
    + 1 week
    September 8 Italy (Monza)
    + 2 week
    September 22 Singapore (Marina Bay) *
    + 2 week
    October 6 Japan (Suzuka)
    + 1 week
    October 13 Korea (Yeongam) *
    + 2 week
    October 27 India (Buddh Intl Circuit)
    + 1 week
    November 3 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
    + 2 week
    November 17 United States (Austin)
    + 1 week
    November 24 Brazil (Interlagos)

    * subject to confirmation
    ——————————————-

    To me… the three week break between Britain and Germany rounds is a little conspicuous. Why? Especially since the 5 week break after Hungary is only a couple weeks away from that! That is a Month-and-a-half of no F1 racing mid-year. What’s next…. No F1 racing in NH-Summer at all? That’s bogus.

    I’d suggest (like many other F1 pundits are) that Bernie Ecclestone/FOM are leaving a convenient 3 week gap between British GP and German GP weekends to slot in a 21st GP for 2013. A French GP at either Magny-Cours or Paul Ricard, or perhaps a new Austrian GP at the RedBull A1 Ring?

    The gap is too “out of place” not to be set there for a reason. Bernie… you are loosing your sneakiness in your old age – you old codger. Jack Flash

  • Good points mate, why the 3 weeks in Europe?

  • BritishBasedAussieF1Fan

    Gotta say I don’t feel its fair America gets two races, as also I’ve felt that the Euroean Race should have been shared around a bit more than just at Valencia
    Also STILL not a fan of calling it Curcuit Of The Americas, what about Circuit Gilles Villneuve or Sao Paulo, both in the Americas and both with a lot more history and personality than the Austin Track
    Just call it Austin Texas and later on let it gain a name/title organically

    • Steve C

      I think the mindset behind the name was to make it sound more international, more than just an American track.

      Our CoTA will host many different types of racing and Austin is located not but only between our eastern and western coasts but also between Canada and central America. Some of us locally call it the Elroy International Raceway.

      I’ve seen the track, it is going to be a really nice layout for both the drivers and the fans. Come on down…

  • cconf1

    Already have my hotel reservations for NJ. :)

  • Nice blog!!!

    Cannot wait until the grand prix in melbourne….Super excited…Can’t wait to Jenson Button lead the pack..

  • Maria

    will this site post from the 2013 formula 1 calendar?