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FIA announces 2012 calendar

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The FIA has confirmed the 2012 Formula One World Championship calendar, with an unprecedented 21 races scheduled.

After announcing that the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix had been rearranged for October 30 and moving the Indian Grand Prix to the end of this season, next season's championship will open with back-to-back races in Bahrain on March 11 and Australia on March 18. That's followed two weeks later by races in Malaysia and China on consecutive weekends.

The Korean Grand Prix moves to the earlier slot of April 22, while the new United States Grand Prix at Austin is scheduled for June 17; one week after the race in Canada. The Turkish Grand Prix, subject to confirmation, opens the European season, while the year will end in Brazil on November 25.

2012 calendar in full:

March 11 - Bahrain
March 18 - Australia
April 1 - Malaysia
April 8 - China
April 22 - Korea
May 6 - Turkey *
May 20 - Spain
May 27 - Monaco
June 10 - Canada
June 17 - United States
July 1 - Valencia, Spain
July 15 - Great Britain
July 29 - Germany
August 5 - Hungary
September 2 - Belgium
September 9 - Italy
September 30 - Singapore
Ocotober 14 - Japan
October 28 - India
November 11 - Abu Dhabi
November 25 - Brazil
* Subject to confirmation

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