Turkey Officially Dropped as FIA Confirm 20-Race F1 Calendar for 2012

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has today ratified, by unanimous decision, a 20-race Formula 1 calendar for the 2012 season.

This ratification provides confirmation that there will be no Turkish Grand Prix next season, as was widely expected after the organisers were reportedly unable to reach a deal with Bernie Ecclestone.

Australia will host the opening race of the season on 18th March and the year will end in Brazil on 25th November. The first running of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will be the penultimate race of season, taking place a week before the finale at Interlagos.

The Bahrain Grand Prix, which was predicted to be placed towards the end of the season to give the country more time to recover from its recent civil unrest, will actually be the fourth race of 2012, and take place on the 22nd April.


The 2012 FIA Formula 1 Calendar

18th March Australia
25th March Malaysia
15th April China
22nd April Bahrain
13th May Spain
27th May Monaco
10th June Canada
24th June Europe (Valencia)
8th July Britain
22nd July Germany
29th July Hungary
2nd September Belgium
9th September Italy
23rd September Singapore
7th October Japan
14th October Korea
28th October India
4th November Abu Dhabi
18th November United States
25th November Brazil