Mexico set for Formula 1 return in 2014

By on Thursday, September 5, 2013

FIAThe Mexican Grand Prix is set to return for the first time in over two decades next season.

The race has not been held since 1992 but is scheduled to take place on November 9th next year after teams were given a copy of the provisional 2014 calendar ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

As expected there is no room for the proposed race in New Jersey, although the return of Mexico - and the inaugural Russian Grand Prix - means that there will be a record 21 races in 2014.

The season is set to begin in Australia on March 16th, with five flyaway races before Formula 1 returns to Europe. The Korean Grand Prix - subject to contract negotiations - will be moved to April and run a week after the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Spanish Grand Prix - held during the second weekend of May - will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after the Valencia Street Circuit fell into disrepair.

Formula 1's return to Austria will take place on June 22nd, with the British Grand Prix a fortnight later on July 6th.

The first Russian Grand Prix is to take India's slot on the 2014 calendar while the 21 race season will finish in Brazil on November 30th.

In season testing is set to return in 2014, with tests to take place following the races in Spain, Britain and two other European countries.

Draft Calendar:

*Subject to FIA approval

Date Race
16 March Australia (Albert Park)
23 March Malaysia (Sepang)
6 April China (Shanghai)
13 April Korea (Yeongam)*
27 April Bahrain (Sakhir)
11 May Spain (Barcelona-Catalunya)
25 May Monaco (Monte Carlo)
8 June Canada (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve)
22 June Austria (Red Bull Ring)
6 July Britain (Silverstone)
20 July Germany (Hockenheim)
27 July Hungary (Hungaroring)
24 August Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
7 September Italy (Monza)
21September Singapore (Marina Bay)
5 October Japan (Suzuka)
19 October Russia (Sochi)*
26 October Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
9 November Mexico (Mexico City)*
16 November USA (Circuit of the Americas)
30 November Brazil (Interlagos)

If you liked this post then share it with your friends on social media websites. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest F1 news.