Draft F1 2015 calendar features 20 races; no New Jersey

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The draft calendar for the 2015 Formula 1 season features 20 races and does not include the proposed Grand Prix of America in New Jersey.

According to a report by SpeedWeek’s Mathias Brunner, the calendar was discussed by the F1 Strategy Group during a meeting with Bernie Ecclestone at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend.

Brunner has obtained a copy of the proposed calendar, and it largely follows the same schedule that we saw in 2014. The season still starts in Australia and ends in Abu Dhabi.

The United States Grand Prix is planned to take place on November 1st in Austin, Texas, and will be go back-to-back with the Mexican Grand Prix, which returns to F1 for the first time in 23 years next season. This will take place one week before the race at the Circuit of The Americas.

However, the notable – although maybe unsurprising – exception is the race in New Jersey. The event featured on the draft calendars for both the 2013 and 2014 seasons before eventually being postponed, but this time around, it does not feature.

There is also no place for the Indian Grand Prix, which claimed to have cancelled its 2014 race to make an early race in 2015 possible.

Here is the provisional calendar for the 2015 F1 season, as per SpeedWeek.

Australian Grand Prix – March 15
Malaysian Grand Prix – March 29
Bahrain Grand Prix – April 5
Chinese Grand Prix – April 19
Spanish Grand Prix – May 10
Monaco Grand Prix – May 24
Canadian Grand Prix – June 7
Austrian Grand Prix – June 21
British Grand Prix – July 5
German Grand Prix – July 19
Hungarian Grand Prix – July 26
Belgian Grand Prix – August 23
Italian Grand Prix – September 6
Singapore Grand Prix – September 20
Japanese Grand Prix – October 4
Russian Grand Prix – October 11
Mexican Grand Prix – October 25
United States Grand Prix – November 1
Brazilian Grand Prix – November 15
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – November 29

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.