Korea and Canada join 2010 F1 calendar

Korea and Canada are featured on the first officially published Formula One calendar for the 2010 season. At Monday's meeting in Paris of the World Motor Sport Council, the 26-member body approved 19 race dates for next season, beginning with ...

Korea and Canada are featured on the first officially published Formula One calendar for the 2010 season.

At Monday's meeting in Paris of the World Motor Sport Council, the 26-member body approved 19 race dates for next season, beginning with a season opener in Bahrain rather than Melbourne as per usual.

Canada, missing from the 2009 schedule following a commercial dispute with Bernie Ecclestone, is listed for 13 June next year, alongside an asterisk.

In a FIA statement, it is explained that the Montreal return is "subject to the completion of contract negotiations with Formula One Management".

As in 2009, there is a three-weekend summer break in August, and in October South Korea is scheduled to host its inaugural Grand Prix.

Brazil, not Abu Dhabi as will be the case this November, will conclude the 2010 season.

Also on Monday, the Council agreed that engine performance may be equalised for the 2010 season but only by "reducing the performance of the more powerful engines", and only if "the teams wish".

"No engine upgrades will be allowed," the FIA statement confirmed.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone