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

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.