San Marino GP out of 2007 calendar
|Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 15:07 GMT|
The San Marino Grand Prix will not be included on the 2007 calendar, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council confirmed on Wednesday.
The Imola event had not been included on the provisional calendar released earlier this year, but a gap of nearly a month between the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix suggested the race could be reinstated.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone demanded that changes be made to the Imola circuit in order to have a chance of returning to the calendar.
Although the revamp works have started, the attempts to reinstate Imola, however, have failed and the Italian circuit will not feature on next year's championship.
The WMSC said "no agreement was in place for an 18th race and there will continue to be 17 races in the 2007 calendar."
The rest of the calendar remained unchanged, except for Japan and China swapping dates.
2007 FIA Formula One World Championship:
18 March Australia
8 April Malaysia
15 April Bahrain
13 May Spain
27 May Monaco
10 June Canada
17 June United States
1 July France
8 July Great Britain
22 July Germany**
5 August Hungary
26 August Turkey
9 September Italy
16 September Belgium
30 September Japan*
7 October China*
21 October Brazil
* Pending the ASN's confirmation.
** The 2007 German Grand Prix will take place at Nürburgring. In 2008, it will switch to Hockenheim. It will continue to alternate between these two circuits thereafter.