Draft 2011 Formula One calendar released

The start of last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix

The start of last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix

A draft 2011 Formula One World Championship calendar has been released by the World Motor Sport Council.

The draft calendar features a 20-race fixture – the largest-ever Formula One calendar.

The extra race added to next year’s provisional calendar is the Indian Grand Prix, scheduled for October 8-10.

Like the 2010 season, Bahrain and Australia kick off the championship, with the Australian race scheduled a week later than this year.

Other significant changes include Korea’s race, which could take place in late April, instead of October as it will be this year. As per the rotation system in place, the German Grand Prix reverts to the Nurburgring.

There are five back-to-back races scheduled, plus a three-week summer break.

2011 Formula One World Championship calendar (draft)

Rd

Grand Prix

Circuit

Date

1

Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 13 March

2

Australian GP Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 27 March

3

Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 3 April

4

Chinese GP Shanghai International Circuit 18 April

5

Korean GP Korean International Circuit, Yeongam 25 April

6

Spanish GP Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 15 May

7

Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo TBA

8

Turkish GP Istanbul Park TBA

9

Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBA

10

British GP Silverstone Circuit TBA

11

German GP Hockenheimring 24 July

12

Hungarian GP Hungaroring, Budapest 31 July

13

Belgian GP Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 21 August

14

European GP Valencia Street Circuit 28 August

15

Italian GP Autodromo Nazionale Monza 11 September

16

Singapore GP Marina Bay Street Circuit 25 September

17

Indian GP 10 October

18

Japanese GP Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 24 October

19

Brazilian GP Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 31 October

20

Abu Dhabi GP Yas Marina Circuit 13 November

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