F1: Korea added to produce 21-race 2015 calendar

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Several key news elements have come out of the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Doha, Qatar today for Formula One.

First up for F1 is the addition of a 21st race to the calendar, which would set a new record for the all-time longest season in F1 history.

Korea, which fell off the calendar for 2014, has been reinstalled. While the track location is still to be confirmed, it is slotted in for May 3, the week before the Spanish Grand Prix.

Here’s the 2015 calendar then, as released.

The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:

15 March       AUS   Grand Prix of Australia
29 March       MYS   Grand Prix of Malaysia
12 April       CHN   Grand Prix of China
19 April       BHR   Grand Prix of Bahrain
3 May          KOR   Grand Prix of Korea (TBC)
10 May         ESP   Grand Prix of Spain
24 May         MCO   Grand Prix of Monaco
7 June         CAN   Grand Prix of Canada
21 June        AUT   Grand Prix of Austria
5 July         GBR   Grand Prix of Great Britain
19 July        DEU   Grand Prix of Germany
26 July        HUN   Grand Prix of Hungary
23 August      BEL   Grand Prix of Belgium
6 September    ITA   Grand Prix of Italy
20 September   SGP   Grand Prix of Singapore
27 September   JPN   Grand Prix of Japan
11 October     RUS   Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)
25 October     USA   Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
1 November     MEX   Grand Prix of Mexico
15 November    BRA   Grand Prix of Brazil
29 November    ARE   Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi