Draft 2015 F1 calendar revealed, 20 races included

Formula 1 is set for a return to a 20-race calendar next season, according to a draft version that has been circulated to teams at the Italian Grand Prix

Draft 2015 F1 calendar revealed, 20 races included

Although some dates of the calendar may still change, the current proposal is for the season to begin in Australia on March 15 and end in Abu Dhabi on November 29.

The dates of the Japanese and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix are being considered for a shift forward of one week, depending on whether or not it is feasible for them to become back-to-back events with the preceding races.

The addition of the Mexican GP will bring the calendar back up to 20 races.

F1 has only once had a 20-race calendar before, back in 2012.

Once the teams are happy with the calendar then it will be put forward to the FIA's World Motor Sport Council for ratification later this year.

DRAFT 2015 CALENDAR

March 15 - Australia (Melbourne)
March 29 - Malaysia (Sepang)
April 5 - Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 19 - China (Shanghai)
May 10 - Spain (Barcelona)
May 24 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 7 - Canada (Montreal)
June 21 - Austria (Red Bull Ring)
July 5 - Britain (Silverstone)
July 19 - Germany (Nurburgring)
July 26 - Hungary (Budapest)
August 23 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 6 - Italy (Monza)
September 20 - Singapore (Singapore)
September 27 or October 4 - Japan (Suzuka)
October 11 - Russia (Sochi)
October 25 - Mexico (Mexico City)
November 1 - United States (Austin)
November 15 - Brazil (Interlagos)
November 22 or November 29 - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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