A leaked version of the provisional calendar for F1’s 2013 season is doing the rounds in the Singapore paddock.
Several media sources have now published the 20-race schedule, which has Melbourne opening the 2013 championship next March, and Brazil again hosting the finale at the end of November. New Jersey is the only new race, taking place in mid-June just a week after Canada, while Valencia has as expected dropped off the calendar which for 2013 features an unprecedented eight back-to-back weekends.
The financially-embattled Nurburgring’s July date is only provisional, and Singapore is also subject to confirmation, with race officials still yet to agree a new contract with Bernie Ecclestone. Korea’s race is also marked as provisional.
Reports suggest the FIA is likely to ratify the draft schedule next week.