Record 21 races in 2012 season

Updated: 04 June 2011 18:18 IST

Formula One has decided on the 2012 race calender and a record 21 races will take place in the next year's edition with the United States being included in the list of venues.

New Delhi:

Formula One has decided on the 2012 race calender and a record 21 races will take place in the next year's edition with the United States being included in the list of venues.

While the Indian Grand Prix, which has been shifted to December this year, will take place in October in 2012, Austin in Texas will host the American leg of the competition after signing a 10-year deal. Turkey has also been included on a provisional basis though the venue was earlier dropped dur to a lack of fan interest amongst few other reasons.

The action will begin in Bahrain, which was recently given the green signal to host the ongoing season's race, oin March and will culminate in Brazil in November.

The calender for the 2012 season is as follows:

BAHRAIN - 11 March

AUSTRALIA - 18 March

MALAYSIA - 1 April

CHINA - 8 April

SOUTH KOREA - 22 April

TURKEY* - 6 May

SPAIN - 20 May

MONACO - 27 May

CANADA - 10 June

UNITED STATES - 17 June

VALENCIA, SPAIN - 1 July

BRITAIN - 15 July

GERMANY - 29 July

HUNGARY - 5 August

BELGIUM - 2 September

ITALY - 9 September

SINGAPORE - 30 September

JAPAN - 14 October

INDIA - 28 October

ABU DHABI - 11 November

BRAZIL - 25 November

Topics : Formula 1 Brawn Lotus Honda HRT McLaren Michael Schumacher Kimi Raikkonen Giancarlo Fisichella Pedro de la Rosa Lewis Hamilton Vitaly Petrov Karun Chandhok Sepang International Circuit Bahrain Grand Prix
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