Record 21-race calendar proposed for 2014 which includes Mexico but no New Jersey

Thursday 05th September 2013, 11:43 by TF1T Staff 

Pirelli Media

A record 21-race calendar has been circulated amongst the teams in Italy on Thursday and includes a return to Mexico but no New Jersey Grand Prix.

The draft schedule will require approval from the World Motor Sport Council when they meet in Croatia later this month, but it's believed the calendar has the necessary backing from all the teams and the FIA.

As we reported, Mexico has made a quiet return as the third to last race of the season, whilst both Austria and Russia are also confirmed for next year.

Australia remains the season opener before the circus heads to Malaysia, China and then Korea - despite threats the race in Yeongam could be dropped as has happened with India.

Bernie Ecclestone's dream race, New Jersey, has failed to make it due to ongoing financial concerns and looks likely to be cancelled or delayed until 2015 at the earliest.

Proposed 2014 Calendar:

March 16 - Australia (Melbourne)
March 23 - Malaysia (Sepang)
April 6 - China (Shanghai)
April 13 – Korea* (Korea International Circuit)
April 27 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
May 11 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 25 – Monaco (Monaco)
June 8 – Canada (Montreal)
June 22 – Austria (Red Bull Ring)
July 6 – Britain (Silverstone)
July 20 – Germany (Hockenheim)
July 27 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 24 – Belgium (Spa)
September 7 – Italy (Monza)
September 21 – Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 5 - Japan (Suzuka)
October 19 – Russia* (Sochi)
October 26 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
November 9 – Mexico* (Mexico City)
November 16 – USA (Circuit of the Americas)
November 30 – Brazil (Interlagos)

(* denotes circuit requires approval)

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