F1 » FIA finalises F1 2012 calendar; Turkey dropped

Following a fax vote of members of its World Motor Sport Council (WMSC), the FIA has published the definitive F1 2012 World Championship calendar - with no room at the inn for Istanbul...

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Taz - Unregistered

September 01, 2011 10:33 AM

Good circuit but the poison dwarf wasn't getting a big enough bad of money so the only really good new circuit is gone.

And they are left with a multi million dollar white elephant now.

Mossop - Unregistered

September 01, 2011 10:43 AM

With such a packed calender it's a bit odd to have a four week break in August? I know it's supposidly to make room for the employees to have a holiday, but still?


September 01, 2011 11:18 AM

The BBC have said they will show live the Australian, Monaco, British, and Brazilian Grand Prix. So my BBC live race calendar would look something like this:

March 18 Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne,
April 15 Chinese Grand Prix,
May 13 Spanish Grand Prix, BarcelonaShanghai
May 27 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
July 8 British Grand Prix, Silverstone
July 22 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim
September 02 Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
October 07 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
October 28 Indian Grand Prix, Greater Noida
November 25 Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos

I include the Indian Grand Prix because the circuit design looks fantastic. However, who knows what will be served up. Probably a collection of the historic Zero overtaking circuits.

Matt - Unregistered

September 01, 2011 11:35 AM

Even though I hate 95% of Hermann Tilke's tracks and track modifications, Turkey was truly a great circuit and with out doubt his best work. Malaysia his 2nd best.
But definitely a shame to lose Turkey.
Melbourne will be next :(
What track will get dumped next for the supposed Russia race ?


September 01, 2011 11:41 AM

As expected, Istanbul is dropped and ****ing Bahrain is still with us, drattit. But on the bright side of the new tracks, Shanghai has been excellent - now all they need to do is get some spectators :-)
P.S. Why aren't the French government doing something about the disastrous demise of F1 drivers, teams and circuits in their country? They are equal parents of the sport with Britain.

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