Canadian GP restored to 18-event F1 schedule

A provisional date for a Canadian GP in Montreal was added to the final 2004 FIA F1 World Championship calendar by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris, France, yesterday. The 18th race will take place one week before the United States GP at Indianapolis, which will move to June, provided "a satisfactory financial agreement is reached with the teams regarding the absence of tobacco sponsorship."

Canadian GP restored to 18-event F1 schedule

If it is held, the race on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will again clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours.

In other changes to the provisional calendar that was announced last month, the San Marino GP at Imola has been moved back to its traditional April date to accommodate the possible trip to Canada, and the GP of Europe at the Nürburgring has been moved from April to late May.

The Canadian, French and Chinese events remain provisional, the Magny-Cours race pending a new contract, and that in Shanghai pending the formality of an inspection of the new circuit.



Mar 7, Australia (Melbourne)

Mar 21, Malaysia (Sepang)

Apr 4, Bahrain

Apr 25, San Marino (Imola)

May 9, Spain (Barcelona)

May 23, Monaco (Monte Carlo)

May 30, Europe (Nürburgring)

June 13, Canada (Montreal)*

June 20, USA (Indianapolis)

Jul 4, Britain (Silverstone)

Jul 11, France (Magny-Cours)*

Jul 25, Germany (Hockenheimring)

Aug 15, Hungary (Hungaroring)

Aug 29, Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

Sep 12, Italy (Monza)

Sep 26, China (Shanghai)*

Oct 10, Japan (Suzuka)

Oct 24, Brazil (Interlagos)

* Provisional

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