While Kimi, Felipe, Robert and Lewis are fighting it out for the 2008 Formula One World Championship, the sport's regulatory body has released the provisional calendar for next season.

Much of the calendar mirrors this season and years passed, however next year's championship will include the new grand prix in Abu Dhabi (tacked on to the end of the season in November), bringing the total number of races up to 19. The French Grand Prix, whose future was in question until recently, is confirmed, but switches slots on the calendar with Great Britain. The United States GP, held in previous seasons at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, remains off the calendar for yet another season.

Follow the jump to check out the provisional 2009 calendar.

[Source: autosport.com]



Provisional 2009 Formula One calendar:

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


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