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2013 Formula 1 calendar to stay at 19 races as FIA ends 20th GP hunt

Indian Grand Prix start 2012Formula 1's ruling body, the FIA, has confirmed this year's calendar will have 19 races after efforts to get the 20th event back failed.

The governing body reshuffled the provisional calendar at the end of last year in order to slot in the 20th grand prix after the planned New Jersey event was postponed.

Despite venues like Portugal, Turkey or Austria being linked with the slot, no agreement was reached.

On Friday, the FIA officially confirmed the 2013 calendar will stay at 19 events.

The 2013 F1 season kicks off in Australia next week.

    Event            Circuit             Date
 1. Australia        Melbourne           17 Mar
 2. Malaysia         Sepang              24 Mar
 3. China            Shanghai            14 Apr
 4. Bahrain          Bahrain             21 Apr
 5. Spain            Catalunya           12 May
 6. Monaco           Monte Carlo         26 May
 7. Canada           Montreal            9 Jun
 8. Great Britain    Silverstone         30 Jun
 9. Germany          Nurburgring         7 Jul
10. Hungary          Hungaroring         28 Jul
11. Belgium          Spa-Francorchamps   25 Aug
12. Italy            Monza               8 Sep
13. Singapore        Singapore           22 Sep
14. Korea            Korea               6 Oct
15. Japan            Suzuka              13 Oct
16. India            Buddh               27 Oct
17. Abu Dhabi        Yas Marina          3 Nov
18. USA              Americas            17 Nov
19. Brazil           Interlagos          24 Nov

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