FIA Announce Plans For 21-Race F1 Calendar in 2012

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:

11 March Bahrain
18 March Australia
01 April Malaysia
08 April China
22 April Korea
06 May Turkey (Subject to Confirmation)
20 May Spain (Barcelona)
27 May Monaco
10 June Canada
17 June United States
01 July Europe (Valencia, Spain)
15 July Great Britain
29 July Germany
05 August Hungary
02 September Belgium
09 September Italy
30 September Singapore
14 October Japan
28 October India
11 November Abu Dhabi
25 November Brazil