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Korean GP scrapped from 2015 F1 calendar

1.92K   //    07 Jan 2015, 03:10 IST
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The Korean Grand Prix has been removed from the 2015 F1 calendar

The Korean race was a surprise addition to the schedule last month, but the FIA confirmed that it won’t take place and has been removed from the final 2015 calendar. It was supposed to be held on 3rd May as the fifth race of the season.

A spokesman said that the Korean race had been removed after it became clear it was not viable.

In the rules, for the 2014 Formula 1 (F1) season, engine manufacturers could only use four engines and it was reported that the race was added just so that drivers could use five engines. This plan was based on a rule that says each driver could have five engines in 2015 if the calendar had more than 20 races "as originally scheduled".

But, teams pointed out that the calendar published in December – which featured Korea (but labelled it unconfirmed) – was not the original schedule as a previous version had already been published in September which did not include Korea.

Here is the schedule for the 2015 season of Formula 1:

Date (dd/mm) Country
15/03 Australia
29/03 Malaysia
12/04 China
19/04 Bahrain
10/05 Spain
24/05 Monaco
07/06 Canada
21/06 Austria
05/07 Great Britain
19/07 Germany
26/07 Hungary
23/08 Belgium
06/09 Italy
20/09 Singapore
27/09 Japan
11/10 Russia
25/10 United States of America
01/11 Mexico
15/11 Brazil
29/11 United Arab Emirates
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