2009 Formula One Race Calendar

Brogan

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I see the F1 site has published a provisional calendar for 2009.
I expect most of us already knew the details but it's nice to see it in print.

01 ING AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne) *
26 - 29 Mar

02 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX (Kuala Lumpur) *
03 - 05 Apr

03 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Bahrain) *
17 - 19 Apr

04 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA TELEFONICA (Catalunya) *
08 - 10 May

05 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO (Monte Carlo) *
21 - 24 May

06 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA (Montreal) *
05 - 07 Jun

07 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone) *
19 - 21 Jun

08 GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE (Magny-Cours) *
26 - 28 Jun

09 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND (Nürburgring) *
10 - 12 Jul

10 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ (Budapest) *
24 - 26 Jul

11 PETROL OFISI TURKISH GRAND PRIX (Istanbul) *
07 - 09 Aug

12 TELEFONICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE (Valencia) *
21 - 23 Aug

13 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA (Monza) *
04 - 06 Sep

14 ING BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps) *
11 - 13 Sep

15 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore) *
25 - 27 Sep

16 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka) *
09 - 11 Oct

17 SINOPEC CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai) *
16 - 18 Oct

18 GRANDE PREMIO DO BRASIL (Sao Paulo) *
30 Oct - 01 Nov

19 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Abu Dhabi) *
13 - 15 Nov

* Provisional
** Subject to circuit approval
 

Brogan

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Staff member
The updated calendar has now been published.

Quite a few changes due to France and Canada no longer being included.

01  	2009 FORMULA 1 ING AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne)  			27 - 29 Mar
02 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX (Kuala Lumpur) 03 - 05 Apr
03 2009 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai) 17 - 19 Apr
04 2009 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Bahrain) 24 - 26 Apr
05 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA TELEFONICA 2009 (Catalunya) 08 - 10 May
06 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 (Monte Carlo) 21 - 24 May
07 2009 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX (Istanbul) 05 - 07 Jun
08 2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone) 19 - 21 Jun
09 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2009 (Nürburgring) 10 - 12 Jul
10 FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2009 (Budapest) 24 - 26 Jul
11 2009 FORMULA 1 TELEFONICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE (Valencia) 21 - 23 Aug
12 2009 FORMULA 1 ING BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps) 28 - 30 Aug
13 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 (Monza) 11 - 13 Sep
14 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore) 25 - 27 Sep
15 2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka) 02 - 04 Oct
16 FORMULA 1 GRANDE PREMIO DO BRASIL 2009 (Sao Paulo) 16 - 18 Oct
17 2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Abu Dhabi) 30 - 01 Nov
 

Brogan

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Staff member
Just noticed there's a 4 week gap between Hungary and Valencia, possibly the 2 most boring GP's on the calendar.

So effectively that means we'll have to wait from the German GP on 12 July until 30 August before we see another decent GP (Spa) :(

That's going to be a long 7 weeks...
 

Galahad

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Valued Member
Seven weeks without any racing?

We hardly get that much in the off-season these days. Hopefully Montreal can be reinstated, and obviously France simply must return as soon as possible, albeit preferably at a new venue.
 

cider_and_toast

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Staff member
Premium Contributor
Given that Bernie part owns Paul Ricard you would have thought that he would have had a ready made option. I'd be interested to see how F1 cars ran on the Le Mann Circuit again. One things for sure any where in France would be an improvement on Magny.

Cananda will be the biggest loss next season. I think there is little hope of it being re-instated but we never know.
 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
Well, it seems to me that Bernie should bite the bullet and promote the French GP at Paul Ricard (Which is up to F1 standards, due to the testing circuit, but currently has no grand stands), and either hold it the week before or the week after Silverstone.

If held the week before, the Silverstone weekend would be pushed a week later
(France 21st June, Silverstone 28th June), but also push Nurburgring and Budapest a week later, so cutting the 4 week gap down to a 3 week gap.

However, it is a big gamble holding Silverstone on the 21st, as this historically has a much higher probability of being wet than the second week in July!.... Unless this is what Bernie is trying to achieve!

Still, it could be worse - they could be trying to hold it over Easter weekend!
 
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