FIA unveils 2011 F1 schedule

The FIA's World Motor Sport Council today announced a provisional calendar for the 2011 Formula 1 season, starting in Bahrain in March and ending in Brazil in November.

The schedule has been increased to 20 races, and is the longest schedule in the sport's history. There are four back-to-back races - Malaysia-China, Spain-Monaco, Germany-Hungary and Japan-Korea. Brazil returns as the final race, swapping places with Abu Dhabi which held it for the past two seasons, to be held on 27 November. India is listed as provisional, pending track approval.

The schedule is as follows:

1. Bahrain, 13 March
2. Australia, 27 March
3. Malaysia, 10 April
4. China, 17 April
5. Turkey, 8 May
6. Spain, 22 May
7. Monaco, 29 May
8. Canada, 12 June
9. Europe (Valencia), 26 June
10. Great Britain, 10 July
11. Germany, 24 July
12. Hungary, 31 July
13. Belgium, 28 August
14. Italy, 11 September
15. Singapore, 25 September
16. Japan, 9 October
17.Korea, 16 October
18. India, 30 October
19. Abu Dhabi, 13 November
20. Brazil, 27 November

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