The FIA World Motor Sport Council have today announced a 21-race calendar for 2012, which means that next year will be the longest season in Formula 1 history.
The 20 races from this season remain on the calendar, and the inaugural United States Grand Prix will take place in Austin, Texas on 17th June, one week after the Canadian race.
The Turkish Grand Prix remains subject to confirmation after the organisers last month suggested that they no longer wanted to pay the fees required to host the race in Istanbul.
The British Grand Prix remains in its tradition July slot whilst Korea moves from October to April for next season. Bahrain will be the season opener and the season will end on 25th November in Brazil.
The 2012 Formula One World Championship Calendar:
|06 May||Turkey (Subject to Confirmation)|
|20 May||Spain (Barcelona)|
|17 June||United States|
|01 July||Europe (Valencia, Spain)|
|15 July||Great Britain|
|11 November||Abu Dhabi|