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.

New_Jersey-Proposed_F1_Circuit-2013After 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.

Formula 1 – 2013 Provisional Calendar

Date
Country
Circuit
17 Mar Australia Australia Albert Park
24 Mar Malaysia Malaysia Sepang Int. Circuit
14 Apr China China Shanghai Int. Circuit
21 Apr Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain Int. Circuit
12 May Spain Spain Circuit de Catalunya
26 May Monaco Monaco Circuit de Monaco
09 Jun Canada Canada Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
16 Jun Europe U.S.A. New Jersey Street Circuit*
30 Jun Great Britain Great Britain Silverstone Circuit
21 Jul Germany Germany Hockenheim ring
28 Jul Hungary Hungary Hungaroring
01 Sep Belgium Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
08 Sep Italy Italy Autodromo di Monza
22 Sep Singapore Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit*
06 Oct Japan Japan Suzuka
13 Oct South Korea South Korea Korea Int. Circuit*
27 Oct India India Buddh Int. Circuit
03 Nov United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit
17 Nov United States of America United States Circuit of the Americas
24 Nov Brazil Brazil A. Jose Carlos Pace
* not yet confirmed

Info: Racer.com, Image: Dailymail.co.uk

Find us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates for the F1 2012 season