Todt keeps 2012 F1 calendar at 20 races

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Wednesday 8th June, 2011 - 6:22pm

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Christian Horner speaks to FIA president Jean Todt

Christian Horner speaks to FIA president Jean Todt

FIA president Jean Todt says that the 2012 Formula One calendar will be 20 races, despite 21 races being allocated on the provisional calendar.

Todt says there is “absolutely” no chance of 21 races, with 20 races already being a record number for a Formula One season.

“Absolutely not,” Todt told Diario Sport when asked if there would be 21 races in 2012.

“There are 21 dates, but the championship will be 20 grands prix.”

The World Motor Sport Council revealed the 21 event calendar last week, with the Turkish Grand Prix appearing with a ‘subject to confirmation’ tag.

Todt reaffirmed that he was not clear which event would be dropped to form the 20 race calendar.

“We don’t know which one will go, but the championship will be 20 races,” he said.

See below for the provisional 2012 FIA Formula One’s provisional calendar.

Date Event Venue
11/03 Bahrain Sakhir
18/03 Australia Melbourne
01/04 Malaysia Sepang
08/04 China Shanghai
22/04 Korea Yeongam
06/05 Turkey Istanbul*
20/05 Spain Barcelona
27/05 Monaco Monaco
10/06 Canada Montreal
17/06 United States Texas
01/07 Europe Valencia
15/07 Britain Silverstone
29/07 Germany Hockenheim
05/08 Hungary Budapest
02/09 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
09/09 Italy Monza
30/09 Singapore Singapore
14/10 Japan Suzuka
28/10 India New Delhi
11/11 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina
25/11 Brazil Interlagos

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