Pre-Season 2013 Season

Brogan

Legend
Staff Member
The provisional calendar has been published by the FIA.
Valencia is out, America is in.

Australia - March 17
Malaysia - March 24
China - April 14
Bahrain - April 21
Spain - May 12
Monaco - May 26
Canada - June 9
America - June 16
Britain - June 30
Germany - July 21
Hungary - July 28
Belgium - Sept 1
Italy - Sept 8
Singapore - Sept 22
Japan - Oct 6
Korea - Oct 13
India - Oct 27
Abu Dhabi - Nov 3
USA - Nov 17
Brazil - Nov 24
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
That 'European' season is getting shorter and shorter isn't it? And I'm betting Bernie is hoping the championship ends up being decided in the US on 17th Nov ain't he? Would do well for the hype.

Overall not a massively bad calander. I'd ditch Bahrain and chuck in a race in France at the Paul Ricard slotting it in a week before GB if it was me - and prob switch the Spanish race to Jerez but other than that it all looks ok.

Presumably for 2014 Korea will be gone and the Russian race will slot in mid-July? Probably just before or after Hungary?
 

Westy

Pole Sitter
I have no issue with the sport becoming a world wide event and move out of its more traditional European home. My issue comes with the introduction of boring and lifeless circuits.

Suzuka is outside Europe but is a fantastic track, much like Melbourne, China and Interlargos. Bahrain and Korea, however, are boring and dull in my opinion.

It shouldn't matter where they drive (don't get me wrong, I want more races in Europe) but what they drive on. I think if F1 is to continue to spread its wings and enter new countries we need to diversify the track designers so that they have a different feel. We also need to limit some of the regulations on building a new track so they are a mile wide.
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
Contributor
If F1 is getting so international how come they fiddle around with start times to suit the European audience? Don't tell me that they had a vote in Singapore and all the locals plumped for a time when they are normally going to bed.
 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
Brogan... Given that 3 of the races are provisional (New Jersey, Korea, Singapore), there is a very high probability that one of these will drop off the list... Then either they could be replaced with a French GP at Paul Ricard, or alternatively, and Argentinian GP (As was previously rumoured)....
 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
PS... I remember when July and August was the height of the season, and we would have the French, British, German, Hungarian and Belgian GPs in that period.... Now we have 2..... :(
 

Wombcat

Podium Finisher
The advantage of races in the america's is that they are on primetime on TV in Europe. I prefer that myself. They also get a bigger TV-audience.
 

mjo

Procrastinating
Contributor
Singapore's extended it's race deal to 2017 - so I would presume that it now doesn't have an asterisk next to it.
 
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