F1: New Jersey on a huge 2014 calendar, and Pirelli staying in F1

Adapted from GMM

New Jersey is officially back on the F1 calendar for 2014, as the FIA published a huge 22-race schedule after its meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Friday.

The meeting took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where it was also finally confirmed that Pirelli is staying put as F1′s official tire supplier.

F1 Pirelli Motorhome

Photo: Pirelli

But the Italian marque’s longer-term place on the grid is less assured, with the FIA announcing it will run a new tender process for suppliers in future.

“In order to cover the transition period and considering the contracts already settled by FOM and the teams with Pirelli, the (FIA) today confirmed that Pirelli may continue to supply tires to competitors in (F1), subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met,” read a media statement.

A huge 22-race calendar for 2014 was published, with New Jersey slotted back in with a June 1 date, but marked as provisional.

Also provisional are the races in Korea and Mexico, after F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone admitted recently a 20 or 21-race calendar is actually more realistic.

The 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:
16 March  Grand Prix of Australia
30 March  Grand Prix of Malaysia
06 April  Grand Prix of Bahrain
20 April  Grand Prix of China
27 April  Grand Prix of Korea (provisional)
11 May  Grand Prix of Spain
25 May  Grand Prix of Monaco
01 June  Grand Prix of America, New Jersey (provisional*)
08 June  Grand Prix of Canada
22 June  Grand Prix of Austria
06 July  Grand Prix of Great Britain
20 July  Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)
27 July  Grand Prix of Hungary
24 August  Grand Prix of Belgium
07 September  Grand Prix of Italy
21 September  Grand Prix of Singapore
05 October  Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)
12 October  Grand Prix of Japan
26 October  Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
09 November  Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
16 November  Grand Prix of Mexico (provisional*)
30 November  Grand Prix of Brazil

* Subject to the circuit approval

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