The Korean Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2014 calendar

The final cut of the 2014 Formula 1 calendar has been published by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

As expected, the Grands Prix in Korea, New Jersey and Mexico have been dumped from the provisional 22-race calendar published in September, leaving a 19-race schedule that – for the most part – remains similar to the 2013 schedule.

Date Event Venue
16 MAR AUS Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
30 MAR MAS Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
06 APR BHR Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
20 APR CHN Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
11 MAY ESP Gran Premio de España Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
25 MAY MON Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
08 JUN CAN Grand Prix du Canada Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
22 JUN AUT Großer Preis von Österreich Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
06 JUL GBR British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
20 JUL DEU Großer Preis von Deutschland Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
27 JUL HUN Magyar Nagydíj Hungaroring, Budapest
24 AUG BEL Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps
07 SEP ITA Gran Premio d’Italia Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
21 SEP SIN Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
05 OCT JPN Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Circuit, Suzuka
12 OCT RUS Russian Grand Prix* Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, Sochi
02 NOV USA United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin
09 NOV BRA Grande Prêmio do Brasil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
23 NOV UAE Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

* Subject to FIA homologation of the circuit

With the Korean and Indian Grands Prix missing, in come Austria (returning from a ten-year absence) and the new Grand Prix at Russia, which will require the circuit to have final homologation from the FIA before the event can go ahead.

Not unexpected financial problems have led to the demise of the Korean Grand Prix – an event unpopular for everyone except the drivers – while a combination of cash and construction hold-ups ensured the New Jersey and Mexican events were also canned. Both events’ organisers have indicated their intention to be on the 2015 calendar, however.

The back end of the calendar sees some reshuffling, with the Japanese and Russian races swapping positions, while Abu Dhabi has been moved as the season’s curtain-closer to allow it to be paired with a possible end-of-year ‘Young Drivers’ test.

In turn, the Grands Prix at Austin and São Paulo have been moved forward in the calendar.

While the 2014 calendar features the same number of races as 2013, some of the scheduling will present the teams with significant travel cost increases due to a number of flyaway races being positioned as standalone events that should have – in all logic – been paired together.

Each of the four opening flyaway races – in Australia, Malaysia, Bahrain and China – are a fortnight apart, meaning the teams will have to weigh up whether they send their crew home for barely a week in between or keep them in the Asia-Pacific region for upwards of a month.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.