Provisional 2009 F1 calendar revealed

The FIA has revealed the provisional calendar for the 2009 season. The most notable point of the calendar is that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will make it s first appearance in F1, replacing the US race at Indianapolis. France is also listed as hosting a Grand Prix and it is expected that despite rumours to the contrary, it will be Magny-Cours once again that host the race.

The season will once again begin in Australia at the end of March, and will end in November in Abu Dhabi. The Turkish Grand Prix has moved to August from May, and the British Grand Prix will now be held before the French Grand Prix.

The provisional calendar for the Formula One 2009 season is currently as follows:

29th March      Australia
5th April       Malaysia
19th April      Bahrain
10th May        Spain
24th May        Monaco
7th June        Canada
21st June       Great Britain
28th June       France
12th July       Germany
26th July       Hungary
9th August      Turkey
23th August     Europe (Valencia)
6th September   Italy
13th September  Belgium
27th September  Singapore
11th October    Japan
18th October    China
1st November    Brazil
15th November   Abu Dhabi