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Korea dropped for 2015

Just as quickly as it was appeared on the 2015 Formula One World Championship schedule, Korea has now disappeared.

The move sees the F1 calendar drop back down to 20 races with the addition of Mexico to last seasons tour.

Mexico's inclusion in the FIA Formula One World Championship calendar for 2015 had been widely expected.

The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City previously hosted F1 between 1963-1970 and 1986-1992. But has not hosted F1 at any point the preceding 22-years.

However the inclusion of South Korea was surprise to many.

The Korean Grand Prix was held at the Korea International Circuit, in Yeongam between 2010-2013 but was dropped for last season due to financial issues, financial issues which have not been resolved.

However Formula One politics played its part in its inclusion with Renault and Red Bull Racing pushing for a 21-race calendar so that engine manufacturers could continue to use five engines in 2015, rather than the four which is demanded in the regulations.

So with pressure from Red Bull, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone had Korea added to the calendar, but with the race not financially viable it has subsequently been removed.

2015 Provisional Calendar

Race 1 - Australian Grand Prix - March 15
Race 2 - Malaysia Grand Prix - March 29
Race 3 - Chinese Grand Prix - April 12
Race 4 - Bahrain Grand Prix - April 19
Race 5 - Spanish Grand Prix - May 10
Race 6 - Monaco Grand Prix - May 24
Race 7 - Canadian Grand Prix - June 7
Race 8 - Austrian Grand Prix - June 21
Race 9 - British Grand Prix - July 5
Race 10 - German Grand Prix - July 19
Race 11 - Hungarian Grand Prix - July 26
Race 12 - Belgian Grand Prix - August 23
Race 13 - Italian Grand Prix - September 6
Race 14 - Singapore Grand Prix - September 20
Race 15 - Japanese Grand Prix - September 27
Race 16 - Russian Grand Prix - October 11
Race 17 - U.S. Grand Prix - October 25
Race 18 - Mexican Grand Prix - November 1
Race 19 - Brazilian Grand Prix - November 15
Race 20 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - November 29








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Date:Wednesday January 7 2015

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