Monday, 21 October 2013

Austrian Grand Prix To Return: What This Means For Your Formula One Calendar - a guest post by Adam Stevens

The Austrian Grand Prix, last won by the legendary Michael Schumacher in 2003, is set to return after 11 years out of the calendar.

This will help make the Formula One calendar host 22 races in 2014, something which fans will be delighted with but will leave racing teams horrified. Teams have been worried that the amount of races will reduce the quality of the races and have been hoping to have one or two races dropped from the calendar.


Bernie Ecclestone, president and CEO of Formula One Management, has previously said that 20 races is a sensible limit for F1, which implies his intention to drop races from the packed calendar for 2014.

Austria will host the return of their Grand Prix race on the 22nd June 2014 at the former A1-Ring, now Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg.

Below is a list of all the current race destinations in 2014:
Grands Prix contracted for 2014
Grand Prix
Circuit
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Australian Grand Prix
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg      
Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Belgian Grand Prix
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Grand Prix of America
New Jersey, United States
Grand Prix du Canada
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
Großer Preis von Deutschland
Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
Magyar Nagydíj
Hungaroring, Budapest        
Gran Premio d'Italia
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Korean Grand Prix
Korea International Circuit, Yeongam
Malaysia Grand Prix
Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
Grand Prix de Monaco
Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Russian Grand Prix
Sochi International Street Circuit, Sochi
Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay
Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas, Austin
Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit, Japan
Mexican Grand Prix
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City

As you might have already worked out, the Indian Grand Prix will not be featured in the 2014 F1 season as it has been suspended for a year.

This season is definitely set to be a good one, with the addition of the Austrian Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix. All of these are set to include a new perspective for F1 races as the Austrian Grand Prix brings back lots of memories of the previous circuit, the Russian Grand Prix will bring an impressive new street circuit race which, in my opinion, always makes a Grand Prix more exciting. These additions are sure to increase the popularity of Formula One worldwide and make your F1 calendar even more exciting than it has been!

This post was written by Adam Stevens, an F1 enthusiast and writer for EvansHalshaw, one of Europe’s largest seller of used and new cars. 

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