Truth be told, a 21-race calendar is not really something the teams want to see but that’s what has been approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council this week. Perhaps they know something we don’t about the return of the Korean Grand Prix and the likelihood of the race actually happening.
The FIA have a lot of things to consider and local sporting events as well as global events and circuit availability all play a roll but the races aren’t grouped like you would normally suspect them to be for travel. Weather plays as role as well and so much so that the FIA’s Accident Panel investigating the Japanese Grand Prix incident involving Jules Bianchi recommended that they avoid rainy seasons in particular locations.
The calendar includes the Mexican Grand Prix as well as the much-maligned Korean Grand Prix.
15 March AUS Grand Prix of Australia
29 March MYS Grand Prix of Malaysia
12 April CHN Grand Prix of China
19 April BHR Grand Prix of Bahrain
3 May KOR Grand Prix of Korea (TBC)
10 May ESP Grand Prix of Spain
24 May MCO Grand Prix of Monaco
7 June CAN Grand Prix of Canada
21 June AUT Grand Prix of Austria
5 July GBR Grand Prix of Great Britain
19 July DEU Grand Prix of Germany
26 July HUN Grand Prix of Hungary
23 August BEL Grand Prix of Belgium
6 September ITA Grand Prix of Italy
20 September SGP Grand Prix of Singapore
27 September JPN Grand Prix of Japan
11 October RUS Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)
25 October USA Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
1 November MEX Grand Prix of Mexico
15 November BRA Grand Prix of Brazil
29 November ARE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi