FIA announces 19-race 2010 calendar

The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has announced a 19-race calendar for the 2010 season, confirming the return of Canada

FIA announces 19-race 2010 calendar

The governing body also confirmed South Korea will make its debut in Formula 1 next year with an October date.

Next year's championship will begin in Bahrain, as reported earlier this year by AUTOSPORT, with Australia moving to second place on the calendar.

Canada, absent from this year's calendar, will return on a June date subject to the completion of contract talks with FOM.

Brazil will close the season on 14 November.

14/3 Bahrain 28/3 Australia 04/4 Malaysia 18/4 China 09/5 Spain 23/5 Monaco 30/5 Turkey 13/6 Canada* 27/6 Europe (Valencia) 11/7 Great Britain 25/7 Germany 01/8 Hungary 29/8 Belgium 12/9 Italy 26/9 Singapore 03/10 Japan 17/10 Korea 31/10 Abu Dhabi 14/11 Brazil 

* Subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management. If these are not completed then the Turkish Grand Prix will be moved to 6 June.

Note: The race in Australia will start at 1700 local time, in Malaysia at 1600 local time, in Singapore at 2000 local time, and in Abu Dhabi at 1700 local time.

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