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The FIA have announced the 2007 Formula One calendar, and this one is certainly going to cause some controversy. We have known for a while that Suzuka was being replaced with Fuji, but I think having it announced like this is just the confirmation I have not been looking forward to. Suzuka is not featured on the calendar anywhere and personally, I find that to be a disgrace.
We have a return to Melbourne, Australia for the season opener. They have always put on a terrific show in the past, and while Bahrain didn’t do a bad job this year, I have always like Australia at the beginning. One notable circuit missing from the calendar is San Marino. Imola usually hosts the first round of the calendar in Europe, but next year Spain will be given this honour at Catalunya. Another circuit to be omitted from 2007 is the Nurburgring. The European Grand Prix is no more, at least for the time being anyway.
Australia – Albert Park – March 18th
Malaysia – Sepang – April 8th
Bahrain – Sakhir – April 15th
Spain – Catalunya – May 13th
Monaco – Monte Carlo – May 27th
Canada – Montreal – June 10th
United States – Indianapolis – June 17th
France – Magny Cours – July 1st
United Kingdom – Silverstone – July 8th
Germany – Hockenheim – July 22nd
Hungary – Hungaroring – August 5th
Turkey – Istanbul – August 26th
Italy – Monza – September 9th
Belgium – Spa Francorchamps – September 16th
China – Shanghai – September 30th
Japan – Fuji – October 7th
Brazil – Interlagos – October 21st
17 races for 2007, but I think room could be made for Suzuka, although it is nice to see the return of Spa Francorchamps.