The 2014 Formula One calendar has been confirmed by the governing body,the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile ( FIA). There will be only 19 races from all around the globe, and hereby is the notable changes as summarized below:
– Only one single new track is added which is the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. Sochi will also be the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
– After in hiatus for a decade, the Austrian Grand Prix will make a return at the A1 Ring.
– Alongside India, the Korean Grand Prix will be dropped from the calendar. The fate of the Korean Grand Prix was on speculation after the dismal spectator attendance in the 2013’s edition.
– Two supposed new venues in New Jersey, United States and Mexico, which were added in the earlier provisional calendar, were dropped due to time constraints in preparing the tracks ready to host an F1 race. The two new venues are stated to rejoin in 2015.
– The season starts in Australia on March 16. Malaysia will host on 30th March.
– Bahrain will become the second race after Singapore to host a night race.
– Abu Dhabi will host the finale on November 23, while the Brazilian Grand Prix has been put forward to become the penultimate round.
Hereby is the confirmed calendar of the Formula One 2014 as below:
March 16 – Australian Grand Prix
March 30 – Malaysian Grand Prix
April 6 – Bahrain Grand Prix
April 20 – Chinese Grand Prix
May 11 – Grand Prix of Spain
May 25 – Monaco Grand Prix
June 8 – Canadian Grand Prix
June 22 – Grand Prix of Austria
July 6 – Grand Prix of Great Britain
July 20 – Grand Prix of Germany
July 27 – Grand Prix of Hungary
August 24 – Grand Prix of Belgium
September 7 – Italian Grand Prix
September 21 – Singapore Grand Prix
October 5 – Grand Prix of Japan
October 12 – Grand Prix of Russia
November 2 – Grand Prix of America, Austin
November 9 – Grand Prix of Brazil
November 23 – Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi