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
|24th June||Europe (Valencia)|
|4th November||Abu Dhabi|
|18th November||United States|