New provisional F1 calendar

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The FIA have announced the new 2004 calendar, the World Motor Sport Council agreeing to the set dates and venues by fax vote and there are changes galore!The season opener is still set for Albert Park in Melbourne Australia, however the season finale will not be set in Suzuka, instead it has been move to the Interlagos circuit in Brazil! Brazil’s normal third spot has been taken by the new Bahrain circuit, while the Nurburgring is now the fourth round.

As expected, there is no Canadian Grand Prix listed with Bahrain and China still listed as provisional. The French GP is also provisional in regard to their current contract while Spa has been officially reinstated, pending tobacco laws.

March 7 - Grand Prix of Australia (Melbourne)
March 21 - Grand Prix of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
April 4 - *** Grand Prix of Bahrain (Bahrain)
April 25 - Grand Prix of Europe (Nurburgring)
May 9 - Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 - Grand Prix of Monaco (Monaco)
June 6 - Grand Prix of San Marino (Imola)
June 20 - Grand Prix of USA (Indianapolis)
July 4 - Grand Prix of Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 11 - * Grand Prix of France (Magny-Cours)
July 25 - Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)
August 15 - Grand Prix of Hungary (Budapest)
August 29 - **Grand Prix of Belgium (Spa)
September 12 - Grand Prix of Italy (Monza)
September 28 - ***Grand Prix of China (Shanghai)
October 10 - Grand Prix of Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 - Grand Prix of Brazil (Sao Paulo)

* Provisional (subject to contract)
** Provisional (subject to tobacco law)
*** Subject to circuit approval