MOSCOW, September 5 (R-Sport) - Russia’s maiden Formula One Grand Prix and returns to Mexico and Austria are both on a provisional 2014 calendar circulated to teams, various specialist websites reported Thursday.
The additions take the number of races to a record 21, two more than this season, subject to approval by governing body the FIA later this month.
One event notably missing from the calendar circulated Thursday is a new event in New Jersey which has been struggling with financial problems.
The provisional date for next year’s Russian Grand Prix is given as October 21, eight months after the circuit’s Olympic Park site in Sochi hosts the Winter Olympics. Efforts to bring F1 to Russia date back to the 1980s but have never previously borne fruit.
Austria’s Red Bull Ring in Spielberg last hosted F1 in 2003, when it was known as the A1 Ring, while the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez near Mexico City has been off the F1 calendar since 1992 and was recently renovated.
The Austrian race is set for June 22, with Mexico on November 9. As this season, Australia starts the 2014 calendar and Brazil’s Interlagos circuit hosts the finale.
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