Save these dates for the F1 launches, test sessions and Grands Prix!

As the 2013 preseason ramps up, we update you on the the dates to remember in the lead up to what promises to be a great season…


So far, the following teams have confirmed the launch dates for the new cars:

Date Team Chassis
31 JAN McLaren McLaren Mercedes MP4-28
01 FEB Ferrari Scuderia Ferrari F2013
01 FEB Force India Sahara Force India VJM06
02 FEB Sauber Sauber F1 Team C32
03 FEB Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing RB9
04 FEB Mercedes Mercedes AMG F1 Team W04
04 FEB Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
19 FEB Williams Williams F1 Team FW35
TBA Caterham Caterham F1 Team CT02
TBA Lotus F1 Lotus F1 Team E21
TBA Marussia Marussia F1 Team MR02

Pre-season testing

As has been the case in resent seasons, preseason testing will be limited to three tests each comprising four days. Teams may complete as much running as they like within those twelve days and are not permitted to test the cars outside the designated test days, with the exception of straight line testing, general car shakedown tests, and other limited aerodynamic tests as approved by the FIA.

Date Event Venue
05-08 FEB ESP Pre Season Test Session 1 Circuit de Jerez, Jerez
19-22 FEB ESP Pre Season Test Session 2 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
28 FEB – 03 MAR ESP Pre Season Test Session 3 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona


For the second time in its history, the Formula One world championship will feature up to 20 races (subject to a replacement for the cancelled New Jersey Grand Prix being sought). This season features up to seven sets of back to back races:

Date Event Venue
17 MAR AUS Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne
24 MAR MAS Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
14 APR CHN Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
21 APR BHR Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
12 MAY ESP Gran Premio de España Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
26 MAY MON Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
09 JUN CAN Grand Prix du Canada Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
30 JUN GBR British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
07 JUL DEU Großer Preis von Deutschland Nürburgring, Nürburg
28 JUL HUN Magyar Nagydíj Hungaroring, Budapest
25 AUG BEL Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps
08 SEP ITA Grand Premio d’Italia Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Milan
22 SEP SIN Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
06 OCT KOR Korean Grand Prix Korean International Circuit, Yeongyam
13 OCT JPN Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
27 OCT IND Indian Grand Prix Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida
03 NOV UAE Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
17 NOV USA United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin
24 NOV BRA Grande Prêmio do Brasil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo

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