The Australian Grand Prix, as expected, is set to lead off the busiest season ever in F1 following the release of the 2014 F1 draft calendar.
Australia’s Albert Park Grand Prix in Melbourne will kick off a monster 21-race calendar for F1.
The Korean GP has been moved to the fourth race on the calendar, bringing it in line with the Malaysian (round 2) and Chinese (round 3) events however it is subject to final confirmation.
This first draft omits the much touted New Jersey event in the United States.
As was widely anticipated Mexico returns to the F1 fold with the Mexico City race set for November 9, but as with the new Russian GP at Sochi on October 19, it is subject to final confirmation.
Austria’s return to grand prix racing is scheduled for June 22, a few weeks earlier than previously thought.
The World Motor Sport Council is expected to officially sign off the 2014 F1 season later this month.
2014 F1 DRAFT 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)
*To be confirmed