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Abu Dhabi to host 2010 season finale 11 Dec 2009

The Yas Hotel at night. Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Preparations, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday 28 October 2009. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB5.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday, 29 August 2009 Parc Ferme, Hungarian Grand Prix 2009, Hungaroring, Saturday, 25 July 2009. © Martin Trenkler Kazuki Nakajima (JPN), Williams, Williams FW31, Belgian Grand Prix 2009, Spa-Francorchamps, Saturday, 29 August 2009. © Martin Trenkler

Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on Friday, the FIA has re-released its calendar for 2010. The revised schedule will see Abu Dhabi host the final race of the season, for a second year running, on November 14.

The Brazilian Grand Prix, which was originally mooted as the season finale, will now take place a week earlier on November 7. In another adjustment to the tail end of the calendar, the Japanese and Korean races both move forward a week to October 7 and 24 respectively. They had originally been scheduled for October 3 and 17.

The inaugural Korean Grand Prix is now the only race marked as provisional, with its approval subject to the homologation of the newly-built Yeongam circuit.

2010 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar
14 March - Bahrain
28 March - Australia
4 April - Malaysia
18 April - China
9 May - Spain
16 May - Monaco
30 May - Turkey
13 June - Canada
27 June - Europe (Valencia)
11 July - Great Britain
25 July - Germany
1 August - Hungary
29 August - Belgium
12 September - Italy
26 September - Singapore
10 October - Japan
24 October - Korea*
7 November - Brazil
14 November - Abu Dhabi

*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.

Note: The races in Australia and Abu Dhabi will start at 1700 local time, in Malaysia at 1600 local time, in Canada at 1200 local time, in Singapore at 2000 local time, and in Japan at 1500 local time.