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

Final 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona results, stats

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall results were all streaks: two consecutive victories in the endurance classic for Meyer Shank Racing and three in a row for Acura.

And Helio Castroneves became the second driver to win three consecutive Rolex 24s and the first to win in three straight years (Peter Gregg won in 1973, ’75 and ’76; the race wasn’t held in ’74 because of a global oil crisis).

Starting from the pole position, Tom Blomqvist took the checkered flag in the No. 60 ARX-06 that led a race-high 365 of 783 laps with co-drivers Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Colin Braun.

RESULTS: Click here for the finishing order in the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona l By class

Meyer Shank Racing now has two Rolex 24 victories and the 2022 championship since entering the premier prototype category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.

“I think what’s so special about this team is we are a small team compared to some of our opponents, but the atmosphere, the way we work, enables people to get the best out of themselves, and I think that’s why we’re such high achievers,” Blomqvist said. “I think there’s no egos. It’s a very open book, and that just enables each and every one of us to reach our potential. I think that’s why we’ve achieved so much success in really a short time at this level of competition.”

It’s the 16th IMSA victory for MSR.

The 61st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the debut of the Grand Touring Prototype category that brought hybrid engine technology to IMSA’s top level.

In other categories:

LMP2: James Allen passed Ben Hanley on the final lap and delivered a victory in the No. 55 ORECA by 0.016 seconds. It’s the second IMSA victory for Proton Competition, which last won at Sebring in 2012. It was the first Rolex 24 victory for Allen and co-drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Fred Poordad and Francesco Pizzi.

GTD Pro: Cooper MacNeil won in the last start of his IMSA career as the No. 79 Mercedes-AMG GT3 scored the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for WeatherTech Racing and the team’s fourth career victory.

MacNeil, who co-drove with Maro Engel, Jules Gounon and Daniel Juncadella, earned his 12th career victory and first at the Rolex 24.

“Winning by last IMSA race is tremendous,” MacNeil said.

GTD: The No. 27 Heart of Racing Team delivered the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for Aston Martin, which has been competing in endurance races at Daytona International Speedway since 1964. Drivers Marco Sorensen, Roman De Angelis, Darren Turner and Ian James (also the team principal) earned the victory in the English brand’s 13th attempt.

It’s also the first Rolex 24 at Daytona win for Heart of Racing, which has seven IMSA wins.

LMP3: Anthony Mantella, Wayne Boyd, Nico Varrone and Thomas Merrill drove the No. 17 AWA Duqueine D08 to victory by 12 laps for the team’s first class win in IMSA.


STATS PACKAGE FOR ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Lap chart

Leader sequence

Race analysis by lap

Stint analysis

Time cards

Pit stop time cards

Best sector times

Race distance and speed average

Flag analysis

Weather report

NEXT: The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will resume with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 18 with coverage across NBC, USA and Peacock.