No Indy on provisional 2009 calendar

The FIA has unveiled the provisional calendar for the 2009 season, confirming the arrival of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the absence of a race in the United States

No Indy on provisional 2009 calendar

The season will begin again in Australia in late March and will finish in Abu Dhabi in November. The calendar will have 19 races, one more than this year.

The United States Grand Prix, absent this season, will not return next year despite Indianapolis bosses admitting they would welcome F1 back if a financial supporter was found.

Changes on the calendar include the Turkish Grand Prix moved from May to August and the British Grand Prix moved ahead of the French race.

Provisional 2009 calendar:

29 March      Australia
5 April       Malaysia
19 April      Bahrain
10 May        Spain
24 May        Monaco
7 June        Canada
21 June       Great Britain
28 June       France
12 July       Germany
26 July       Hungary
9 August      Turkey
23 August     Europe (Valencia)
6 September   Italy
13 September  Belgium
27 September  Singapore
11 October    Japan
18 October    China
1 November    Brazil
15 November   Abu Dhabi

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