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FIA issue 19-race draft calendar 13 Oct 2004

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2004.
Formula One World Championship, British Grand Prix, Rd 11, Qualifying Day, Silverstone, England, 10 July 2004

The British Grand Prix is one of 19 races listed on the provisional calendar for the 2005 Formula One season, as released by the sport’s governing body, the FIA, on Wednesday.

All of the 2004 rounds are retained, with Turkey joining the schedule for its inaugural Grand Prix in August.

The contracts for the British and French races remain under discussion, while San Marino is included subject to compliance with contract.

Exact dates have not been released for the Grands Prix of Europe, USA and China. These will be confirmed no later than the meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on December 10, 2004.

The full provisional calendar is as follows:
06 March, Australia
20 March, Malaysia
03 April, Bahrain
17 April, France*
24 April, San Marino**
08 May, Spain
22 May, Monaco
TBC, Europe
12 June, Canada
TBC, USA
03 July, Britain*
17 July, Germany
31 July, Hungary
21 August, Turkey
04 September, Italy
11 September, Belgium
25 September, Brazil
09 October, Japan
TBC, China
* Contract under discussion
** Subject to compliance with contract