FIA president Jean Todt says there is "absolutely" no way the 2012 season will have 21 races, despite the provisional calendar published by the governing body.
"Absolutely not," Todt told Diario Sport in an interview when asked if there would be 21 races in 2012.
"There are 21 dates, but the championship will be 20 grands prix."
The ruling body's World Motor Sport Council revealed a calendar with 21 events last week, but the Turkish Grand Prix appeared with an asterisk and a "subject to confirmation" note.
Despite that, Todt admitted it was still not clear which event would be dropped from the calendar.
"We don't know which one will go, but the championship will be 20 races," he added.