Austin still on unchanged 2012 F1 calendar

The World Motor Sport Council has confirmed that the 2012 F1 calendar is unchanged, following its meeting in Delhi today.

That in effect must mean that COTA has signed a deal with Bernie Ecclestone for the race to happen, given that Bernie said that the meeting was the deadline. It remains to be seen whether the track can be built in time, given the recent stoppage.

Bahrain also appears on the calendar despite obvious doubts about the wisdom of F1 going there.

Bahrain’s  Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Khalifa is a WMSC member after Jean Todt gave him the presidency of the CIK, the karting commission.

Here is the calendar as originally published:

18/03 AUS Australia
25/03 MYS Malaysia
15/04 CHN China
22/04 BAH Bahrain
13/05 ESP Spain
27/05 MCO Monaco
10/06 CAN Canada
24/06 EUR Europe
08/07 GBR Great Britain
22/07 DEU Germany
29/07 HUN Hungary
02/09 BEL Belgium
09/09 ITA Italy
23/09 SGP Singapore
07/10 JPN Japan
14/10 KOR Korea
28/10 IND India
04/11 ARE Abu Dhabi
18/11 USA United States
25/11 BRA Brazil

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One response to “Austin still on unchanged 2012 F1 calendar

  1. Steve C

    We’re all happy here in Austin. We went to bed last night with the rumors that everything was back on and are waking up now to that fact. I’m pleased that this could get worked out because it sure would have been a waste of money getting this far without having any kind of racing. Now, hopefully, we will get F1, MotoGP and Aussie Supercars as well as other rumored racing series and CoTA and Austin will become the new American racing destination. Y’all come on down…

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