Start, Melbourne, 2012

FIA confirms 2013 F1 calendar with minor changes

2013 F1 season

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Start, Melbourne, 2012The FIA has confirmed the 2013 F1 calendar, which will feature 20 races.

The calendar is similar to the provisional calendar which appeared before the Singapore Grand Prix. The only changes are that the Korean and Japanese Grands Prix have swapped dates and the German and Belgian Grands Prix has been moved one week earlier to July 14th and August 25th respectively.

The FIA also indicated a new Concorde Agreement, which outlines the organisation and governance of the sport, will be signed soon: “The FIA President confirmed that positive and constructive discussions continue with regard to the new Concorde Agreement and it is anticipated a contract will be signed by the end of October.”

The sporting and technical regulations for 2013 were also agreed at today’s meeting of the World motor Sports Council.

2013 F1 calendar

RoundRaceCircuitDateForum
1Australian Grand PrixAlbert ParkMarch 15 – 17Forum
2Malaysian Grand PrixSepang International CircuitMarch 22 – 24Forum
3Chinese Grand PrixShanghai International CircuitApril 12 – 14Forum
4Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International CircuitApril 19 – 21Forum
5Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de CatalunyaMay 10 – 12Forum
6Monaco Grand PrixMonte-CarloMay 23 – 26Forum
7Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles VilleneuveJune 7 – 9Forum
8Grand Prix of Jersey (New York)*New JerseyJune 14 – 16Forum
9British Grand PrixSilverstoneJune 28 – 30Forum
10German Grand PrixTBCJuly 12 – 14Forum
11Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroringJuly 26 – 28Forum
12Belgian Grand PrixSpa-FrancorchampsAugust 23 – 25Forum
13Italian Grand PrixMonzaSeptember 6 – 8Forum
14Singapore Grand PrixSingaporeSeptember 20 – 22Forum
15Korean Grand PrixKorean International CircuitOctober 4 – 6Forum
16Japanese Grand PrixSuzukaOctober 11 – 13Forum
17Indian Grand PrixBuddh International CircuitOctober 25 – 27Forum
18Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas MarinaNovember 1 – 3Forum
19United States Grand PrixCircuit of the AmericasNovember 15 – 17Forum
20Brazilian Grand PrixInterlagosNovember 22 – 24Forum

*To be confirmed.

NB. The venues for these races are as shown on the provisional 2013 calendar.

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34 comments on “FIA confirms 2013 F1 calendar with minor changes”

  1. Should be interesting with all the rule and driver changes.

  2. “Non” to France then, and I like the extra week of anticipation between Spa and Monza.

  3. Still 20? That makes my 2013 poster a lot easier to handle then :D

  4. I thought the German grand prix alternated between Nurburgring and Hockenheim? We had hockenheim this year, so why hockenheim again next year. Am I missing something?

    1. The Nurburgring has no money whatsoever, so could be that. Or just a typo.

    2. @paulocreed At some point the provisional calendar was changed and the venues for the German Grand Prix switched.

      I’ve enquired with the FIA and they say they cannot confirm which track will hold it yet, so I’ve marked it as ‘TBC’ now.

      1. @keithcollantine Ah ok, thank you!

        Looks to be like a similar year to this one with minor track differences.
        I’m also glad the summer break isn’t so long.

    3. Joe Saward says it’s the Ring: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/all-this-and-a-calendar-as-well/#comment-117533

      I thought both the tracks are in a pretty bad financial state; Hockenheim has the money to run the race every other year (but not every year) while Nürburgring is pretty much bust. So, if the race is at Hockenheim, we’ll probably get some speculation how long it’ll stay there…

  5. Oh lord please let the NJ GP happen

    1. Another street racing, where overtaking is nearly imposible.

      1. Well I’ll take the NJ race happening next year over it not happening. If it didn’t go ahead the Championship might only have 19 races! I need all the F1 I can get even if it’s doing parade laps in a tesco car park!

  6. Yey, no 5 week summer break anymore!

  7. GP of Jersey…Is there another GP in Britain? I never knew that :P

    1. @eggry Oh boy would I love that!

  8. Well at least this calendar means that NJ will happen, IF they can get backing. I can’t wait!

  9. Wow! Big day for F1 today. Two driver changes and the calendar comes out as well.

    I guess the traffic today might be almost as much as a race weekend!

  10. The Tilke Tracks don’t exactly have very creative names; Sepang International Circuit, Shanghai International Circuit, Bahrain International Circuit, Korean International Circuit, Buddh International Circuit….

    1. Neither do the cars – MGPWO3, MP4-27, F2012, RB8, STR7, CT-01, MR-01, F112, VJM05, C32, FW34, E20 – all codes. Perhaps they should open up the names to fans to think of something interesting.

      1. Vettel has nicknames for his cars: Kinky Kylie, Lucious Liz, Kate’s Dirty Sister…

      2. Been reading about the Bloodhound land speed record car today. Now that car has a proper name – and so did its predecessors. Thrust. Golden Arrow. Thunderbolt. Bluebird. Green Monster (my favourite). Blue Flame. There was also one called ‘Babs’…

    2. The list of names there is a bit strange; the newer tracks have their official names whereas the older ones tend to be given the familiar ones – “Interlagos” rather than “Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace” or “Monte-Carlo” rather than “Circuit de Monaco”, for instance.

      1. @ilanin That said, calling it Sepang or Marina Bay would be in the same vein as the tracks you mentioned, since they seem to be named after the districts they’re located in. (I can only be sure about those two anyway)

    3. Sepang International Circuit started it first, other just copy it.

  11. Grand Prix of Jersey and Grand Prix of America? Will this be like that European GP-thing?

    1. In theory you could have the Grand Prix of America in Argentina, Mexico, etc, maybe when New Jersey runs out of money?

    2. First I’ve heard of a name change.

  12. Great to see the addition of New Jersey to the calendar in 2013. But not sure about its name. Even Grand Prix of New York sounds better than Grand Prix of Jersey. Either way, can’t wait to go there. Good to hear that Singapore has signed up again too!

    1. sillymoose1586
      19th November 2012, 9:17

      he gp at COTA is named the United States gp and the one in Jersey is named the American gp or gp of America

  13. Awww I think Spa and Monza were back to back on the provisional calendar. Same they’re not anymore, I was going to try and get to them both :(

    However, I know what I’ll be doing August 23rd to 25th.

  14. Bahrain !? WHYYYY????? Boredom in the desert grand prix

  15. This should be the F1 calender for 2014… Comment on it if you like…

    1.Australian and New Zealand Grand Prix- 1st, 2nd, 3rd March Albert Park Street Circuit
    2. Japanese Grand Prix – 15th, 16th, 17th March Suzuka Circuit
    3. Chinese Grand Prix- 29th, 30th 31st March Shanghai
    4. Indian Grand Prix- 12th, 13th, 14th April Buddha International Circuit
    5. African Grand Prix- 26th, 27th, 28th April Cape Town (Proposed GP Circuit)
    6. Russian Grand Prix- 10th, 11th, 12th May Nevskoye Koltso Circuit
    7. British Grand Prix- 24th, 25th, 26th May Silverstone Circuit/Brands Hatch
    8. Spanish Grand Prix- 7th, 8th, 9th June Catalunya/Jerez
    9. German Grand Prix- 14th, 15th, 16th June Hockenheimring/Nurburgring
    10. Monaco Grand Prix- 21st, 22nd, 23rd June Monaco Street Circuit
    11. European Select Grand Prix- 5th, 6th, 7th July (changes every year (TBD) (held in EU countries without a race)
    12. USA Grand Prix 1- 19th, 20th, 21st July New York/Laguna Seca

    Summer Break- 5 Weeks

    13. USA Grand Prix 2- 30th, 31st, 1st August/September Circuit of the Americas
    14. Mexican Grand Prix- 6th, 7th, 8th September Cancun (Proposed Circuit)/Puebla road course
    15. Canadian Grand Prix- 21st, 22nd, 23rd September Ile Notre-Dame (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve)
    16. French Grand Prix- 4th, 5th, 6th October Le Mans/Paul Ricard
    17. Italian Grand Prix- 11th, 12th, 13th October Monza
    18. Middle Eastern Grand Prix- 25th, 26th, 27th October Yas Marina/Bahrain(Sakhir)
    19. Asian Grand Prix- 1nd, 2nd, 3rd November Sepang/ Korean International Circuit/Singapore Street Circuit
    20. South American Grand Prix- 15th, 16th, 17th November Buenos Aires/Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
    21. World Grand Prix- 29th, 30th, 1st November/December (changes every year), City street race, EG: London, Paris, Berlin) This race will decide the World championship and constructors

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