Singapore is among the provisional races facing a still-uncertain future. (LAT photo)
Formula 1's 2013 season will open in Australia on March 17 and close in Brazil on Nov. 24, according to a provisional calendar submitted to teams in Singapore this weekend.
After weeks of uncertainty about the exact timing of the schedule for next season's races, a first draft has now been put forward for a 20-race campaign next year. There are no big surprises in the schedule after Bernie Ecclestone revealed at the Hungarian Grand Prix that there would be 20 races – with the new Grand Prix of America in New Jersey set to replace Valencia.
The British Grand Prix is moving forward a week to take place on June 30, while there will be a lengthy summer break from the Hungarian GP on July 28 to the Belgian GP on Sept. 1. There remain question marks about some events, however, with the New Jersey, Singapore and Korean GPs all being on the calendar subject to contracts being finalized and the tracks being ready.
The calendar will be submitted for approval at the new meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council that takes place on Sept. 28.
Provisional 2013 Formula 1 World Championship calendar
March 17 Australia (Melbourne)
March 24 Malaysia (Sepang)
April 14 China (Shanghai)
April 21 Bahrain (Sakhir)
May 12 Spain (Barcelona)
May 26 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 9 Canada (Montreal)
June 16 America (New Jersey) *
June 30 Britain (Silverstone)
July 21 Germany (Hockenheim)
July 28 Hungary (Hungaroring)
September 1 Belgium (Spa)
September 8 Italy (Monza)
September 22 Singapore (Marina Bay) *
October 6 Japan (Suzuka)
October 13 Korea (Yeongam) *
October 27 India (Buddh International Circuit)
November 3 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
November 17 United States (Austin)
November 24 Brazil (Interlagos)
* subject to confirmation