US GP 2001 date set

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 -- The second annual SAP United States Grand Prix will take place on Sept. 30, 2001, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to the final 2001 Formula One World Championship schedule released by the ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 -- The second annual SAP United States Grand Prix will take place on Sept. 30, 2001, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to the final 2001 Formula One World Championship schedule released by the FIA.

The 17-race season starts March 3 in Australia and ends with races in Indianapolis on Sept. 30 and Japan on Oct. 14.

A three-week summer break has been built into the schedule between the races in Germany on July 29 and Hungary on Aug. 19, and all testing is banned during this time.

In other changes, the British Grand Prix has been returned to its traditional mid-July date, and the Austrian Grand Prix will take place in mid-May. The Malaysian Grand Prix will move from the last race of the season to the second race of the year.

<pre> 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship Date Race Site March 4 Grand Prix of Australia Melbourne March 18 Grand Prix of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur April 1 Grand Prix of Brazil Sao Paulo April 15 Grand Prix of San Marino Imola, Italy April 29 Grand Prix of Spain Barcelona May 13 Grand Prix of Austria Spielberg May 27 Grand Prix of Monaco Monaco June 10 Grand Prix of Canada Montreal June 24 Grand Prix of Europe Nurburg, Germany July 1 Grand Prix of France Magny-Cours July 15 Grand Prix of Great Britain Silverstone July 29 Grand Prix of Germany Hockenheim Aug. 19 Grand Prix of Hungary Budapest Sept. 2 Grand Prix of Belgium Spa-Francorchamps Sept. 16 Grand Prix of Italy Monza Sept. 30 SAP United States Grand Prix Indianapolis Oct. 14 Grand Prix of Japan Suzuka

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