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#1 MadYarpen

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:45

No valencia :clap:


2013 Formula 1 calendar (Provisional)


March 17 Australia (Melbourne)
March 24 Malaysia (Sepang)
April 14 China (Shanghai)
April 21 Bahrain (Sakhir)
May 12 Spain (Barcelona)
May 26 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 9 Canada (Montreal)
June 16 America (New Jersey) *
June 30 Britain (Silverstone)
July 21 Germany (Hockenheim)
July 28 Hungary (Hungaroring)
September 1 Belgium (Spa)
September 8 Italy (Monza)
September 22 Singapore (Marina Bay) *
October 6 Japan (Suzuka)
October 13 Korea (Yeongam) *
October 27 India (Buddh International Circuit)
November 3 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
November 17 United States (Austin)
November 24 Brazil (Interlagos)

* subject to confirmation

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#2 wj_gibson

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:49

Whatever happened to that Argentine Grand Prix that was supposedly on the brink of being confirmed back in May?

#3 Prost

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:49

very good they retained korea, its basically the same calender

#4 Fastcake

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:53

No Valencia, it warms my heart :)

Although, is it still meant to be alternating with Barcelona from next year? I've kinda lost track of Bernie's dealings this year. I'd be surprised if we actually go to Korea next year, frankly no one cares about that half constructed building site in the middle of nowhere. I think we're going to be looking at 19 races again

#5 Fastcake

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:55

Whatever happened to that Argentine Grand Prix that was supposedly on the brink of being confirmed back in May?


It was just that months new grand prix rumour. The French Grand Prix was far more likely, but that hasn't materialised yet either.

#6 Prost

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:58

if you put ur self in koreans shoes , you just but hundreds of millions in a track in the middle of nowhere built especially for F1 races only , only to be kicked out of the calender after 3 years ! , what are they supposed to do with the track now ? same goes for turkey although it retained the race a bit longer. and they are very nice tracks with high downforce corners that test modern f1 cars

#7 wj_gibson

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:00

I think it's the Koreans who want to get out of the massively loss-making contract, rather than the race being forcibly ejected from the F1 side.

#8 Smile17

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:05

I will miss Valencia. Barcelona is nothing special. I also don't like having 2 GP's in the same country (US).

#9 Spaceframe

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:06

No Valencia, it warms my heart :)

Although, is it still meant to be alternating with Barcelona from next year? I've kinda lost track of Bernie's dealings this year. I'd be surprised if we actually go to Korea next year, frankly no one cares about that half constructed building site in the middle of nowhere. I think we're going to be looking at 19 races again

As I understand the province of Valencia has no more money to spend on international sporting events and the stadiums and other infrastructure needed for hosting such events. And given the present unemployment rate in Spain, I'd be very surprised if any regional politician suggest spending more billions on bolstering the Swiss bank accounts of the F1 drivers when local citizens are left homeless in the wake of the financial crisis ;)

#10 Juggles

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:08

Shouldn't the German GP be happening at the Nurburgring next year?

#11 JRizzle86

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:09

Hallelujah no Valencia :wave:

#12 Prost

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:09

Shouldn't the German GP be happening at the Nurburgring next year?

yes , weird its hockenheim

#13 joshb

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:18

I'll be in the heavy minority but I'm sad there's no Valencia. Vettel was always great there. Get rid of Barcelona any day

#14 KingB

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:20

but due to the financial situation (insolvency) Hockenheim said some time ago they would stand in for the Nürburgring

Edited by KingB, 21 September 2012 - 09:23.


#15 BRG

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:58

if you put ur self in koreans shoes , you just but hundreds of millions in a track in the middle of nowhere built especially for F1 races only , only to be kicked out of the calender after 3 years ! , what are they supposed to do with the track now ? same goes for turkey although it retained the race a bit longer. and they are very nice tracks with high downforce corners that test modern f1 cars

Perhaps they should ask themselves why they didn't build it somewhere more accessible? As for what it should be used for, maybe they could develop a proper domestic racing scene? F1 should be the icing on the cake, not the sole reason for the track's existence. And as wj-gibson said, it is Korea that is trying to get out of its contract.





#16 maverick69

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:01

I think a nice trip over the pond for the double header in mid June is defo in order! :smoking:

#17 jeze

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:05

Replace Korea by France and Bahrain by Argentina and it'd look quite right.

#18 lustigson

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:11

I think a nice trip over the pond for the double header in mid June is defo in order! :smoking:

What about:

May 26 Indy 500
June 9 Canadian Grand Prix
June 16 American Grand Prix

:clap:

#19 maverick69

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:33

What about:

May 26 Indy 500
June 9 Canadian Grand Prix
June 16 American Grand Prix

:clap:


Haha!

I never thought of that one! Nearly a whole month of petrolhead decadence.

Edited by maverick69, 21 September 2012 - 10:34.


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#20 Risil

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:34

WHAT. No Valencia? But that was the best race of 2012

#21 Brandz07

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:33

I will miss Valencia. Barcelona is nothing special. I also don't like having 2 GP's in the same country (US).


Well having both Barca and Valencia is much much worse than having two GP's in a country the size of Europe :p

#22 sesku

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:35

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/102690

SO, will Singapore GP will be gone before Korean GP? Hosting a night GP pretty expensive.

#23 JRizzle86

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:39

WHAT. No Valencia? But that was the best race of 2012


But the worst race of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

#24 Brandz07

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:45

But the worst race of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011


:up:

#25 Kvothe

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:47

A little bit disappointed that there's no Istanbul...

#26 PayasYouRace

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:50

Apart from another very long summer break, I'm fine with it.

What about:

May 26 Indy 500
June 9 Canadian Grand Prix
June 16 American Grand Prix

:clap:


Now that sounds like a good idea! :clap:

#27 Atreiu

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:53

But the worst race of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011



Barcelona has hardly been nail biting since it first joined. =P

Edited by Atreiu, 21 September 2012 - 12:56.


#28 krapmeister

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:54

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/102690

SO, will Singapore GP will be gone before Korean GP? Hosting a night GP pretty expensive.


I tell you what, if Singapore can't make a night GP work $$$ wise then Bernie can fark right off trying to force Melbourne to...

#29 JRizzle86

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:10

Barcelona has hardly been nail biting since it first joined. =P


I would agree, but with Alonso in the sport lack of decent alternatives in Spain and comparison to Valencia it suffices.

#30 aray

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:11

perhaps they are yet to sign new contract....i never heard that Singapore GP is suffering from loses...nor i expect them to....:well:

what surprises me is New Jersy going on schedule...i never expected that GP to happen... :stoned:

Edited by aray, 21 September 2012 - 13:12.


#31 Atreiu

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:12

I would agree, but with Alonso in the sport lack of decent alternatives in Spain and comparison to Valencia it suffices.



They have Motorland Aragon.
At least for MotoGP it's a very good circuit.

#32 JRizzle86

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:17

They have Motorland Aragon.
At least for MotoGP it's a very good circuit.


I think in Bernie's mind the fact it is 170miles from a major city kills it.

Pity though because it is a great track.

#33 lustigson

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:19

I've argued several times that the Hungary Grand Prix has been more exciting over the past 20-odd years than the Spanish race. Barcelona is often boring as... well, you'll think of something. ;)

#34 Fastcake

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 14:18

A little bit disappointed that there's no Istanbul...


Why would you expect it to be?

I've argued several times that the Hungary Grand Prix has been more exciting over the past 20-odd years than the Spanish race. Barcelona is often boring as... well, you'll think of something.;)


It most certainly has been. But in turn Barcelona has been consistently better than Valencia.

#35 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 14:19

if you put ur self in koreans shoes , you just but hundreds of millions in a track in the middle of nowhere built especially for F1 races only , only to be kicked out of the calender after 3 years ! , what are they supposed to do with the track now ? same goes for turkey although it retained the race a bit longer. and they are very nice tracks with high downforce corners that test modern f1 cars

From the rumours I've read, the Korean GP is still on the grid as Hyundai may join the F1 circus in the future. There were rumours of them joining in 2010 (incidentally the first Korean GP) but the global economic crisis and engine freeze would scare off any manufacturer. I think the Korean GP is still there so that it makes it look like F1 isn't giving up on South Korea and hope that Hyundai join. Though I doubt they will.

#36 EvanRainer

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 16:29

It most certainly has been. But in turn Barcelona has been consistently better than Valencia.


No. No it hasn't been.

#37 midgrid

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:15

Whatever happened to that Argentine Grand Prix that was supposedly on the brink of being confirmed back in May?


Cross-post from the MotoGP thread:

Regarding the 2013 MotoGP calendar:

There's already an official twitter handle for the Argentina GP, they claim they have secured the 14 april 2013 date.

Follow them on https://twitter.com/ArgentinaMotoGP

Here is a track map for the Autodromo Termas de Río Hondo
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#38 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 18:29

No. No it hasn't been.


It has. It may not have been great, but other than this year, Valencia has been mind numbingly dull every single year. Oh, except the 2010 when Webber flipped, but even then it wasn't exactly an interesting race. I think pretty much everyone in F1 knows and agrees that other than this year, Valencia has been terrible. At least Barcelona has had some half decent races, which is more than can be said for Valencia, which has had 1 good race and 5 absolutely terrible races. Barcelona may not be a thriller, but it's given us more half decent races than Valencia ever has and likely ever will.

Edited by HuddersfieldTerrier1986, 21 September 2012 - 18:30.


#39 pacificquay

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 18:35

Only 7 European rounds.

Worrying.

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#40 bongofury

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 18:51

Only 7 European rounds.

Worrying.


Quality not quantity :up:

I presume the BBC / Sky have a similar race pick system as per 2012?

#41 King Six

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:23

Only 7 European rounds.

Worrying.

Everything is there except for France, I don't know what people's problem is. Ok so we've lost minor GP's like 'European', 'Luxembourg' and 'San Marino', but that's hardly the end of the world.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:23

2013 Calendar

Provisional 2013 Formula 1 calendar

Mar 17 Australia (Melbourne)

Mar 24 Malaysia (Sepang)

Apr 14 China (Shanghai)

Apr 21 Bahrain (Sakhir)

May 12 Spain (Barcelona)

May 26 Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Jun 9 Canada (Montreal)

Jun 16 America (New Jersey) *

Jun 30 Britain (Silverstone)

Jul 21 Germany (Nurburgring)*

Jul 28 Hungary (Hungaroring)

Sep 1 Belgium (Spa)

Sep 8 Italy (Monza)

Sep 22 Singapore (Marina Bay) *

Oct 6 Japan (Suzuka)

Oct 13 Korea (Yeongam) *

Oct 27 India (Buddh International Circuit)

Nov 3 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

Nov 17 United States (Austin)

Nov 24 Brazil (Interlagos)

#43 Creepy

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:18

Can I change Barcelona for Valencia? I'm gonna talk to Bernie about it. :lol:

#44 Rob29

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:10

Can I change Barcelona for Valencia? I'm gonna talk to Bernie about it. :lol:

Seconded-while your about it why not Shanghai for Macau?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:12

Only 7 European rounds.

Worrying.


Worrying that the F1 calendar should represent relative economic prosperity?

#46 D.M.N.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 14:58

Adam Cooper ‏@adamcooperf1
#F1 Still awaiting the 2013 schedule from the FIA World Council. Probably won't be a good outcome for New Jersey
3:11 PM - 28 Sep 12

Which probably will mean that Mexico is in given the Perez news today, or we get Valencia back.

#47 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 15:27

NJ is on the calendar albeit to be confirmed. The only other changes are Korea and Japan swapping so Korea is first, Belgium moving to the last weekend in August and so not being a double header with Italy (which means 1 less week for the summer break) and Hungary and Germany not being a double header. So basically 2 less double headers.

Edited by HuddersfieldTerrier1986, 28 September 2012 - 15:31.


#48 Mandzipop

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 15:32

No, they've changed Spa. I've booked my holidays from work and I can't change them. Looks like I won't be able to go next year. :cry:

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 16:28

http://www.fia.com/e...msc-280912.aspx

The 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:

17/03 AUS Grand Prix of Australia
24/03 MYS Grand Prix of Malaysia
14/04 CHN Grand Prix of China
21/04 BHR Grand Prix of Bahrain
12/05 ESP Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)
26/05 MCO Grand Prix of Monaco
09/06 CAN Grand Prix of Canada
16/06 USA Grand Prix of Jersey (New York) *
30/06 GBR Grand Prix of Great Britain
14/07 DEU Grand Prix of Germany
28/07 HUN Grand Prix of Hungary
25/08 BEL Grand Prix of Belgium
08/09 ITA Grand Prix of Italy
22/09 SGP Grand Prix of Singapore
06/10 KOR Grand Prix of Korea
13/10 JPN Grand Prix of Japan
27/10 IND Grand Prix of India
03/11 ARE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
17/11 USA Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
24/11 BRA Grand Prix of Brazil
* TBC


Sorry, but Grand Prix of Jersey? What idiot wrote this?

Edited by Rob, 28 September 2012 - 16:45.


#50 King Six

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 18:10

No, they've changed Spa. I've booked my holidays from work and I can't change them. Looks like I won't be able to go next year. :cry:

Why'd you book your holidays before the calendar was officialarised! :confused: :stoned:

You know what the FIA are like, they'll make minor changes to anything provisional just because they can. I'm intrigued as to the reasonings behind all this, though. Such as switching Japan with Korea.

Edit: Grand Prix of Jersey sounds much better than Grand Prix of the Americas or whatever the hell it's called. But ideally it would be United States Grand Prix East and United States Grand Prix South

Edited by King Six, 28 September 2012 - 18:11.