The draft F1 provisional calendar has been handed out to the teams in Italy as reported by Autosport.com today.
The calendar features 21 races (two more than in 2013) and includes three new grands prix. Austria will take place at the Red Bull Ring on the 22nd June, Russia on the 19th October and Mexico on the 9th November heading an all American end of the season.
The season will start again in Melbourne, Australia and not Bahrain. It will be interesting to see if the teams end up testing in the Middle-East in February.
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To make room for the additional rounds, India has been axed for next year but will be back early 2015 when it will be part of the first Asian leg the of calendar. The organisers did not feel they could get enough spectators through the gates in April next and have therefore agreed to postponing their round by 6 months.
Here is what one of our anonymous reviewers said about the 2012 event:
Assen is often referred to as the Cathedral by MotoGP insiders, and it was a trip that I was looking forward to immensely, and my high expectations were exceeded.
The small town of Assen is closed for the Dutch TT weekend for the TT Festival. This event had an atmosphere the likes of which no other motorsport event I`ve attended could even come close to, and I`ve been to Monza!
The people were extremely friendly, and beer was relatively inexpensive. There isn't a language barrier as the Dutch people can seamlessly change between Dutch and English. Very Impressive.