Korean Grand Prix Dropped From F1 Calendar

Updated: 09 January 2015 15:33 IST

The F1 season in 2015 will now have 20 races after the Korean Grand Prix was removed from the schedule. The country had hosted F1 between 2010 and 2013 before facing financial troubles.

Korean Grand Prix Dropped From F1 Calendar
Grid girls line up during happier times earlier at Korean Grand Prix. © AP

Paris:

The Korean Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2015 Formula One calendar, reducing the season to 20 races.

The race, set to be staged on May 3, was added at the last minute to the calendar last month at a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, but motorsport's governing body FIA removed the event from its revised schedule.

The Korean Grand Prix was held from 2010 to 2013 but was dropped from the calendar after organizers faced financial difficulties.

The 2015 season will start with the Australian Grand on March 15 and will end in Abu Dhabi on the final weekend of November.

Topics : Korean Grand Prix Formula 1
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