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

Formula 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

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

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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