• Oct 27, 2009

2009 Monaco Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

With the 2009 season drawing to a close and both the titles already decided, Formula One is heading into the off-season. And that means all parties – teams, drivers, organizers, sponsors and everyone else involved in the sport – will be preparing for next year's schedule.

The first step is to set the calendar for next year's championship, and as in years past, that's been the subject of much debate. But it appears the arguments are finally drawing to a close for the 2010 championship, with race organizers in Monte Carlo agreeing to move the Monaco Grand Prix (pictured above) forward by one week in order to give the traveling circus a wider two-week window to get to Istanbul. With Canada slated to return to the calendar, the addition of South Korea (on top of Abu Dhabi, a race added this year) and the tentative swap of Silverstone for Donington Park, the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship will consist of a whopping 19 races.

Abu Dhabi and Brazil are working out a deal to switch spots for the season finale, while Canada, Great Britain, Korea and Abu Dhabi remain tentative pending ongoing negotiations. But barring unforeseen circumstances, this is the calendar as we're expecting it to carry for next season. Follow the jump to view in full.

[Source: Autosport | Image: Paul Gilham/Getty]

2010 FIA Formula One World Championship

14/3 BRN Bahrain
28/3 AUS Australia
4/4 MAL Malaysia
18/4 CN China
9/5 E Spain
16/5 MC Monaco
30/5 TR Turkey
13/6 CDN Canada**
27/6 E Europe (Valencia)
11/7 GB Great Britain*
25/7 D Germany
1/8 H Hungary
29/8 B Belgium
12/9 I Italy
26/9 SGP Singapore
3/10 J Japan
17/10 ROK Korea*
31/10† UAE Abu Dhabi*
14/11† BR Brazil

*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.

**Subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management.

†The FIA has approved in principle a proposal to swap the dates of the Abu Dhabi and Brazil grands prix, pending agreement with the promoters of both events.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why Turkey and no US.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I;m glad Canada is back on the schedule for next year.
      Montreal just wasn't the same this summer without F1!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That'll be cool to watch
      • 5 Years Ago
      I went to all seven races in Indy and had a great time every year (including the race debacle). The town was always hospitable and the downtown area of Indy is very walkable with plenty of places to hang out with fellow race fans. I'd love to see a race in Atlanta or even VIR which is a great track, just not set up for spectators like Indy. Some say that a track in Vegas would be a big deal. Cheap flights, lots of attractions, plenty of land for a track, close enough to California for all those car fans out there and still a quick enough hop from the east coast. Plus, if the race stinks, there's always the casino!
      • 5 Years Ago
      anyone here seen this live in Monaco?
      • 5 Years Ago
      2010 ought to be an exciting season for sure, especially with the inclusion of Canada and another round at Singapore (at night again I assume). A race in the US would be amazing, but I understand the difficulty with location. The ole brickyard seems like the obvious choice, but I wouldn't be surprised if the track management and locals aren't too keen on the idea after the fiasco with Ferrari's "racing". Imagine if you were hyped up on what is the "Top tier" of racing, only to see a race that even the NASCAR Truck series would be ashamed of. As for NYC, the idea is so ambitious that I couldn't imagine it ever becoming a reality. The money and support needed would be astronomical. Here's an idea though, why not race in an American city that's used to annual races through their streets? Long Beach! It's happened before, why not again? Just an idea...
      • 5 Years Ago
      well, at least canada's back. now can we bring my beloved race back to my hometown of indy. i miss it dearly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Amen! Every year that it's not in the U.S. F1 loses American fans. 3 years is enough! Bring it back to Indy Jean Todt!
        • 5 Years Ago
        God no, Indy was a terrible, terrible track for F1.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe they'll finally get with the 21st Century and produce the television coverage of the races in high definition next season.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A night race in Manhattan is what the USGP needs!
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