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Provisional 2009 Formula One Calendar Released

Provisional 2009 Formula One Calendar Released

The FIA, after holding discussions in France on a variety of Formula One-related topics, have released a provisional calender for the 2009 Formula One World Championship. The calendar, which may change prior to next March, includes Magny Cours as the host of the French Grand Prix (and the FFSA confirmed this separately), but does not have the US Grand Prix listed. Abu Dhabi has been given the final grand prix of the year on the 19-race calendar.

1. 29th March, 2009 Australia Albert Park
2. 5th April, 2009 Malaysia Sepang
3. 19th April, 2009 Bahrain Sakhir
4. 10th May, 2009 Spain Circuit de Catalunya
5. 24th May, 2009 Monte Carlo Monaco
6. 7th June, 2009 Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
7. 21st June, 2009 Great Britain Silverstone
8. 28th June, 2009 France Magny Cours
9. 12th July, 2009 Germany Nurburgring
10. 26th July, 2009 Hungary Hungaroring
11. 9th August, 2009 Turkey Istanbul Park
12. 23rd August, 2009 Europe Valencia
13. 6th September, 2009 Italy Monza
14. 13th September, 2009 Belgium Spa Francorchamps
15. 27th Spetember, 2009 Singapore Singapore
16. 11th October, 2009 Japan Suzuka
17. 18th October, 2009 China Shanghai
18. 1st November, 2009 Brazil Interlagos
19. 15th November, 2009 Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Please note the FIA have not released any circuit information, although for the majority of events, the circuit is fairly obvious. It’s also worth noting that this is one of the sport’s longest seasons, and although it isn’t starting until later in March, the racing will contiunue right up until mid-November.

Other changes include the Turkish Grand Prix going back to it’s previous August slot (it was much earlier this year) and France and Britain have swapped around again. The full provisional 2009 calendar can be viewed here in true BlogF1 style, with Google Earth images as well.

Oliver White

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