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2010 F1 Calendar

Post by phil1993 » 26 Aug 2009, 17:42

Interesting take by Autosport, but they seem to have forgotten S.Korea... and wtf with Mont Tremblant!?

Apart from F1's 'shutdown', August traditionally also brings with it the (driver) 'silly season' and calendar discussions, and while Toyota's 2010 driver situation received widespread coverage, the shape and form of next year's F1 fixtures list has received scant attention to date.
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Although Howett would not be drawn on the Concorde's provisions in this regard, it would appear that the teams have greater control over the calendar through clauses in the agreement.

Other sources have indicated that the CRH can schedule 17 or less races without reference to the teams, provided no less than six come from an 'A' list containing a mix of traditional events, 'blue-chips' and at least one Middle East event.

Teams would, though, need to grant permission for the CRH to go beyond 17 races, with 20 being the absolute limit. No more than 50% of races on any calendar can be 'non-European' - falling outside Europe and, strangely, North America - while all events are ranked according to their successive durations in previous FIA championships in order to prevent (past) farcical situations whereby, say, France was ranked as 'newcomer' (thus saving the CRH on travel benefits) while China was not...

Already the calendar has started taking shape, with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation last week distributing a special offer brochure listing 25-28 March as date for its race. A quick perusal of hotel sites shows unusual pressure on hotel availability in the area, with a similar picture developing in Malaysia a week later. Thereafter the picture is less clear, with most hotels in Bahrain being N/A for three straight weekends.

Bernie Ecclestone remains hopeful of retaining a race at Hockenheim, but was unable to strike a deal with the circuit during this year's Nurburgring round after politicians failed to meet with him in the wake of his controversial Hitler comments.

However, if he succeeds in persuading the town and local government to up their commitment (and, crucially, lowers his demands, particularly given that the Germany contributes 25% of the grid's helmeted headcount, with Nico Hulkenberg likely to make it six drivers in the sport next year), then the country which invented the car (and internal combustion, compression ignition and Wankel engines) could well remain on the calendar.

Canada, too, seems to be back on track, although, say sources, not in Montreal. Could the race be returning to Mont-Tremblant, that picturesque circuit, scene of the 1968/70 Canadian Grands Prix, nestling in the gorgeous Laurentian Mountains approximately an hour's drive north-west of Quebec's capital?

Whether Silverstone or Donington, Britain seems certain to have a race, but same cannot be said of France, which once again seems destined to be grand prix-less despite having given the very word to the world.

For the rest it should be pretty much business as usual, with their calendar slots being similar to those occupied this year, save that Canada will likely slot in between Turkey and Britain, and Belgium be brought forward a week to enable Valencia and Monza to be back-to-backed in early September in order to provide a cooler, off-season for the former venue.

Should Germany be retained, there will be 18 races, with the calendar likely to be as follows:

28 March Australia
4 April Malaysia
18 April China - thought to be the last race
unless the CRH strikes a deal with Beijing
25 April Bahrain
16 May Spain - with, allegedly, an official test
session in Spain preceding the race
30 May Monaco
13 June Turkey
27 June Canada - Mont-Tremblant?
11 July Britain - possibly followed by a week-long
test session if Silverstone
25 July Germany - if...
1 August Hungary - subject to Calendar Commission
permission as it falls within August
22 August Belgium
5 September Europe
12 September Italy
26 September Singapore
3 October Japan
17 October Brazil
31 October Abu Dhabi

Such a calendar is also said to satisfy a Concorde clause that demands there be at least 14 weeks between the last race of one 18-race season and the first race of the next.

See, FOTA is not only about monkey business..

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Re: 2010 F1 Calendar

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 Aug 2009, 07:13

nevermind about the other races but, Spa at September 5th :(

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Post by JoostLamers » 27 Aug 2009, 11:58

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If there's no German GP in 2010, maybe then we'll visit Hungary :zz:
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Post by fclen » 27 Aug 2009, 15:10

The Mont-Tremblant circuit:

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Here's the site.

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Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 Aug 2009, 15:19

That looks quite aweome tbh

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Re: 2010 F1 Calendar

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 Aug 2009, 17:33

Provisional 2010 calendar:
14.3. Bahrain (Sakhir),
28.3. Australia (Melbourne),
4.4. Malaysia (Sepang),
25.4. Turkey (Istanbul Park),
9.5. Spain (Barcelona),
23.5. Monaco,
6.6. Canada (Montreal),
27.6. Europe (Valencia),
11.7. Britain (Donington Park),
25.7. Germany (Hockenheim),
1.8. Hungary (Hungaroring),
22.8. Belgium (Spa),
5.9. Italy (Monza),
19.9. China (Shanghai),
26.9. Singapore,
10.10. Japan (Suzuka),
24.10. Brazil (Interlagos),
7.11. Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina).

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Post by sdutt » 27 Aug 2009, 17:51

Tom Vandenhove wrote:nevermind about the other races but, Spa at September 5th :(


what is wrong with september 5th?? :confused:
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Re: 2010 F1 Calendar

Post by phil1993 » 27 Aug 2009, 18:46

Its says Spa is 22.8 :confused:

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Re: 2010 F1 Calendar

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 Aug 2009, 19:03

I know but on your original posted calendar phil, Spa was placed on September 5th. And of course I want it to be during my school-holiday (bcause that's the only moment I can go ...) :D

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Post by iceman1 » 28 Aug 2009, 22:00

2010 Formula One provisional calendar

March 14 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
March 28 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 4 – Malaysia (Sepang)
April 25 – Turkey (Istanbul)
May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 6 – Canada (Montreal)
June 27 – Europe (Valencia)
July 11 – Great Britain (Donington)
July 25 – Germany (Hockenheim)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 22 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 5 – Italy (Monza)
September 19 – China (Shanghai)
September 26 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 – Brazil (Interlagos)
November 7 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

F1-Live.com

*Bahrain moves to start, China moves to back-end of calendar
*Canada reinstated

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Post by cformula1 » 03 Sep 2009, 13:27

iceman1 wrote:2010 Formula One provisional calendar

March 14 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
March 28 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 4 – Malaysia (Sepang)
April 25 – Turkey (Istanbul)
May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 6 – Canada (Montreal)
June 27 – Europe (Valencia)
July 11 – Great Britain (Donington)
July 25 – Germany (Hockenheim)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 22 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 5 – Italy (Monza)
September 19 – China (Shanghai)
September 26 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 – Brazil (Interlagos)
November 7 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

F1-Live.com

*Bahrain moves to start, China moves to back-end of calendar
*Canada reinstated

No South Korea, looks like it will be there 2011 onwards then.
The South Korea track is rubbish anyway:
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Post by shailf1 » 03 Sep 2009, 13:57

cformula1 wrote:
iceman1 wrote:2010 Formula One provisional calendar

March 14 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
March 28 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 4 – Malaysia (Sepang)
April 25 – Turkey (Istanbul)
May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 6 – Canada (Montreal)
June 27 – Europe (Valencia)
July 11 – Great Britain (Donington)
July 25 – Germany (Hockenheim)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 22 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 5 – Italy (Monza)
September 19 – China (Shanghai)
September 26 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 – Brazil (Interlagos)
November 7 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

F1-Live.com

*Bahrain moves to start, China moves to back-end of calendar
*Canada reinstated

No South Korea, looks like it will be there 2011 onwards then.
The South Korea track is rubbish anyway:
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yes, south korea and india is scheduled to host a gp in 2011. have been searching for the track layout for indian gp but havent found it.

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Re: 2010 F1 Calendar

Post by phil1993 » 03 Sep 2009, 14:47

South Korea has a contract for 2010

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Post by I Love Crashes » 03 Sep 2009, 19:06

I find it hard to believe that F1 would come all the way to North America just for 1 race, I think there has to be an American GP along witht he Canadian.
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Post by shailf1 » 06 Sep 2009, 13:44

I Love Crashes wrote:I find it hard to believe that F1 would come all the way to North America just for 1 race, I think there has to be an American GP along witht he Canadian.

well they went to north america for one race in 2008..but yeah, there should be a US gp.

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