Korea and Canada are featured on the first officially published formula one calendar for the 2010 season.

Korea and Canada are featured on the first officially published formula one calendar for the 2010 season.

At Monday's meeting in Paris of the World Motor Sport Council, the 26-member body approved 19 race dates for next season, beginning with a season opener in Bahrain rather than Melbourne as per usual.

Canada, missing from the 2009 schedule following a commercial dispute with Bernie Ecclestone, is listed for 13 June next year, alongside an asterisk.

In a FIA statement, it is explained that the Montreal return is "subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management".

As in 2009, there is a three-weekend summer break in August, and in October South Korea is scheduled to host its inaugural grand prix.

Brazil, not Abu Dhabi as will be the case this November, will conclude the 2010 season.

Also on Monday, the Council agreed that engine performance may be equalised for the 2010 season but only by "reducing the performance of the more powerful engines", and only if "the teams wish".

"No engine upgrades will be allowed," the FIA statement confirmed.

 

Formula One 2010 calendar:

Mar 14 - Bahrain (Sakhir)
Mar 28 - Australia (Melbourne, starting at 1700 local time)
Apr 4 - Malaysia (Sepang, starting at 1600 local time)
Apr 18 - China (Shanghai)
May 9 - Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)
May 30 - Turkey (Istanbul)
Jun 13 - Canada (Montreal, provisional)
Jun 27 - Europe (Valencia)
Jul 11 - Great Britain (Donington Park)
Jul 25 - Germany (Hockenheim)
Aug 1 - Hungary (Budapest)
Aug 29 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
Sep 12 - Italy (Monza)
Sep 26 - Singapore (starting at 2000 local time)
Oct 3 - Japan (Suzuka)
Oct 17 - South Korea (Yongam)
Oct 31 - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina, starting at 1700 local time)
Nov 14 - Brazil (Interlagos)

 

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