Posted on December 15, 2012

With just 16 days left in 2012, there are still some important loose ends yet to be tied up in F1 circles with the question mark over a 20th race for next year, the new Concorde Agreement requiring signature and some seats on the grid still to be filled. According to its own statutes, the FIA has until January 1 to confirm the 2013 calendar, with a slot left open on July 21 for a race to replace the postponed New Jersey event at the recent FIA World Council. That meeting and the FIA prize giving, took place in Istanbul More…

Posted on September 28, 2012

The FIA Motor Sport World Council met today and confirmed a 20 race world championship calendar, with some revisions from the version that was leaked in the Singapore paddock last week. Germany and Spa both move a week earlier, which makes more sense and gives a better balance to the July, August and September dates. Meanwhile New Jersey appears on the schedule, provisionally, despite some suggestions from Bernie Ecclestone this week that the event does not currently have a valid contract. In other news from the WMSC, the FIA said that the discussions over the new Concorde Agreement have progressed More…

Posted on September 21, 2012

A provisional calendar for the 2013 F1 season has broken cover today in the Singapore paddock, with breaking the news this morning. It is quite similar in composition and timing to this year’s calendar. It features 20 races, including the inaugural New Jersey Grand Prix on June 16th, replacing Valencia, which will alternate with Barcelona as home of the Spanish GP. New Jersey is still provisional, subject to an FIA track inspection, which will take place 60 days before the due date. However the races in Korea and Singapore are also noted as provisional. Korea is known to have More…

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