F1 – 2010 Calendar Finalized

The FiA have fired off a number of news stories in recent days ranging from a new points system all the way to embracing modern media. One thing that was also released was next year’s final calendar. Listed below is the final 2010 calendar for the FiA Formula 1 World Championship. Key changes see Australia moved to second and Bahrain up to the season opener. This change was sought by the Australians as they host a number of sporting events in the February-March time frame. Canada is back on the schedule after being dropped in 2009. Spa will also remain on the calendar after having their racing license returned. Spa originally had been banned from holding motorsport competition for 26 years due to noise violations. The decision that has gained the most attention is having Abu Dhabi as the season finale. This decision did not go over well with the Brazilian population after being the original season ender. I agree with the Brazilians concerns. The Abu Dhabi circuit is new and has no heritage at all. We have seen what has happened to the other events that work their way into new markets. Turkey has been a flop as has China, which then raises the question as to how much did the FiA get for switching the event?

14 March BRN Bahrain Int’l Bahrain Sakhir
28 March AUS Albert Park Australian Melbourne
04 April MAL Sepang Int’l Malaysian Sepang
18 April CN Shanghai Int’l Chinese Shanghai
09 May E Catalunya Spanish Barcelona
16 May MC Monaco Monaco Monte Carlo
30 May TR Istanbul Park Turkish Instanbul
13 June CDN Gilles-Villeneuve Canadian Montreal
27 June E Valencia Street European Valencia
11 July GB Silverstone British Northampton
27 July D Nurburgring German Nurburg
01 August H Hungaroring Hungarian Budapest
29 August B Spa-Francorchamps Belgian Francorchamps
12 September I Monza Italian Monza
26 September SGP Marina Bay Singapore Singapore
10 October J Suzuka Int’l Japanese Suzuka City
24 October ROK Korean Int’l* Korean Yeongam County
07 November BR Interlagos Brazilian Sao Paulo
14 November UAE Yas Marina Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
* Subject to the homologation of the circuit.

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  1. “which then raises the question as to how much did the FiA get for switching the event?”

    Very perceptive

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