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2010 calendar finalised

Abu Dhabi will stage the final round of the 2010 F1 World Championship, instead of Brazil.
The F1 calendar for 2010 has been finalised following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco today.

The main change concerns Abu Dhabi, which will now host the final round in the championship, instead of Brazil. Canada's return was also rubber stamped, whilst the dates of the final four events have been altered after the Japanese Grand Prix was moved to October 10.

Korea remains provisional subject to the homologation of the circuit.

The new-look F1 schedule for 2010 is as follows:

2010 FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar:

14 March Bahrain
28 March Australia
4 April Malaysia
18 April China
9 May Spain
16 May Monaco
30 May Turkey
13 June Canada
27 June Europe (Valencia)
11 July Great Britain
25 July Germany
1 August Hungary
29 August Belgium
12 September Italy
26 September Singapore
10 October Japan#
24 October Korea#
7 November Brazil#
14 November Abu Dhabi#

# denotes new date.

Note: The races in Australia and Abu Dhabi will start at 1700 local time, in Malaysia at 1600 local time, in Canada at 1200 local time, in Singapore at 2000 local time, and in Japan at 1500 local time.

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Start, German F1 Grand Prix, Nurburgring, 10-12th, July 2009

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Roderick van Baker - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 5:05 PM

How can we take the "necessity" for cost-reduction in the sport seriously with a schedule bookended by next-door-neighbors? Those are two races that should happen within 1 week of each other. Same thing with Canada... When you're Bernie, I'm sure you can make better sense of things, but Turkey-to-Spain is a no brainer. Why pack the schedule with ever-more races, when you're only going to give a 1 month break IN THE HEART OF THE SEASON to take a boat trip to Canada and back? And can anyone explain Korea-Brazil-AbuDhabi? I'm looking at this from a shipping/logistics angle... these are issues that conspire to add tens of millions of dollars in cost to team budgets. :?

JDPower - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 5:57 PM

Oh what a surprise, Abu Dhabi have assumably stumped up more money and stolen the final round spot that Brazil had been provisionally announced as having :rolleyes:

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