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Formula 1 - 2010 Calendar - 19 races!

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Renato Preti, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Renato Preti

    Renato Preti

    The 2010 Formula One calendar has also been released and it shows a 19-round championship. Such a number of destinations has not been seen in F1 since the 2005 campaign.
    Bahrain will take over as the season-opening event next year, with Australia presented as the second round. Taking into account daylight savings time, the change allows the Melbourne race to start at 5pm, following the trend of 'twilight' races imposed by Bernie Ecclestone in order to favour television coverage for European audiences.
    The Malaysian Grand Prix will retain its twilight status, however the race is scheduled an hour earlier with hopes of avoiding a mid-race wash-out as was the case this year due to the daily fierce rainstorms of April. Abu Dhabi follows the late-day race format as well, while Singapore remains a late-evening event under the floodlights.
    Canada appears on the 2010 calendar although the contract remains to be signed; if negotiations should fall through again, Turkey – which appears on the calendar in any case – will be delayed two weeks in order to take over Canada's reserved date.
    New to the Formula One championship will be South Korea, with a debut set for October. Brazil will recuperate its traditional role as the season-ending race, this time in mid-November.
    2010 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar:

    Bahrain March 14
    Australia March 28
    Malaysia April 4
    China April 18
    Spain May 9
    Monaco May 23
    Turkey May 30
    Canada* June 13
    Europe (Valencia) June 27
    Great Britain July 11
    Germany July 25
    Hungary August 1
    Belgium August 29
    Italy September 12
    Singapore September 26
    Japan October 3
    Korea October 17
    Abu Dhabi October 31
    Brazil November 14

    source: Yahoo! Sports
  2. Maurice Hurkmans

    Maurice Hurkmans
    RD Travel Expert

    Nice, 19 races :). 2010 will be a long and interesting season with the new teams and rule changes (like the "refueling ban", etc.)

    Here a extra note regarding the amended starting times for some events:

    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.

    Source: Formula1.com
  3. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Premium

    Oh no please get rid of Valencia :(
  4. Rhys Gardiner

    Rhys Gardiner

    And move Australia to the start of the season again. :teeth:
  5. Andrew Evans

    Andrew Evans

    :plus1: rhys baybeh!

    bahrain is, uh, a bollock.
  6. Lewis Fergusson

    Lewis Fergusson

    I can completely understand why they put Bahrain as the opener. So much racing history there.
  7. Resi Respati

    Resi Respati

    Damn, I was thinking for 20 or even more. :(
  8. Mark Birney

    Mark Birney

    'Tis a good track too.
  9. Matthew Gutteridge

    Matthew Gutteridge

    I was hoping for Russia and India and all the other Asian pals :(
  10. Resi Respati

    Resi Respati

  11. Tom Barratt

    Tom Barratt

    I actually went to valencia this year,(on holiday but it was at the time of the GP, so i had a day trip) and i didnt like it at all. neither do the drivers, Mark Webber said it was a "Tesco's carpark". Its supposed to be the GP of Europe, but it was nothing like that, only spanish. They should have it at the Nürburgring and have Hockenheimring have the German GP, like it used to be, or just have it back at Silverstone.
  12. Michael Herrmann

    Michael Herrmann

    hockenheim will have a GP till 2018 german comentators sayed it at SKY-cable
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