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FIA announces revised calendar for 2008 18 Sep 2007

Grid girl with the FIA flag. Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Race, Monza, Italy, Sunday 9 September 2007.  World © Sutton

Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has released a revised calendar for the 2008 world championship. The amended schedule sees the Italian and Belgian Grands Prix, and the Japanese and Chinese events, swapping positions on the calendar.

The Belgian race will now take place on September 7, a week before the Italian Grand Prix on September 14. The Japanese event, meanwhile, will take place a week earlier than previously announced on October 12, with the Chinese Grand Prix switching to October 19.

The 2008 calendar in full:

16 Mar Australia
23 Mar Malaysia
6 Apr Bahrain
27 Apr Spain
11 May Turkey
25 May Monaco
8 Jun Canada*
22 Jun France
6 Jul Great Britain
20 Jul Germany
3 Aug Hungary
24 Aug Europe**
7 Sep Belgium
14 Sep Italy
28 Sep Singapore**
12 Oct Japan
19 Oct China
2 Nov Brazil

*Provisional
**Subject to circuit approval