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.