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Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 1:32:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 1:46:56 AM

Three venues cut from 2014 F1 calendar

Bye-bye Korean Grand Prix. The Korean, Mexican and New Jersey F1 races have been dropped from the provisional list of 19 venues in the 2014 calendar released by FIA on Wednesday. - EPA

Bye-bye Korean Grand Prix. The Korean, Mexican and New Jersey F1 races have been dropped from the provisional list of 19 venues in the 2014 calendar released by FIA on Wednesday. - EPA

PARIS (AFP): Three Grands Prix have been removed from the provisional Formula One calendar for 2014 at the International Automobile Federation's AGM on Wednesday.

Races in South Korea, Mexico and New Jersey had been included in a bloated 22-race programme for next season but the FIA has decided to keep the current programme to 19 races.

With a new fixture on the calendar in Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix next year, the Korean race at Yeongam has had to make way.

It also means no prospective new race in Mexico, nor a return to the calendar for New Jersey.

An original 22-race provisional calendar had been announced on September 30 but that has now been reduced.

The Indian Grand Prix has also had to make way for the Austrian race at the Red Bull Ring, although that had already been announced in September.

The only other change from the 2013 calendar sees the German GP move from the Nurburgring to Hockenheim.

Provisional 2014 F1 calendar:

  1. March 16: Australia (Melbourne)
  2. March 30: Malaysia (Sepang)
  3. April 6: Bahrain (Sakhir)
  4. April 20: China (Shanghai)
  5. May 11: Spain (Barcelona)
  6. May 25: Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  7. June 8: Canada (Montreal)
  8. June 22: Austria (Red Bull Ring)
  9. July 6: Great Britain (Silverstone)
  10. July 20: Germany (Hockenheim)
  11. July 27: Hungary (Budapest)
  12. August 24: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
  13. September 7: Italy (Monza)
  14. September 21: Singapour (Marina Bay)
  15. October 5: Japan (Suzuka)
  16. October 12: Russia (Sochi)
  17. November 2: United States (Austin)
  18. November 9: Brazil (Interlagos, Sao Paulo)
  19. November 23: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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