Formula One Returns to Europe

by F1Fan on April 25, 2010

Formula One returns to Europe for the next three rounds of the 2010 World Championship. The first Race in the European series will be the Spanish Grand Prix held at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside Barcelona on May 9th followed a week later at the famous street circuit in Monaco. Turkey follows Monaco, just two weeks later, before the F1 circus travels across the Atlantic to Montreal for the the first and only race this season in North America, the Canadian Grand Prix.

In light of the Icelandic Volcano’s eruption last week and subsequent disruption of Air Traffic to and from Europe it was a stroke of Luck for the teams that the Spanish Grand Prix was scheduled to be 3 weeks after China.

COUNTRYRACE CIRCUITDATES
BAHRAINSakhirMar 12 - 14, 2010
AUSTRALIAMelbourneMar 26 - 28, 2010
MALAYSIAKuala Lumpur (Sepang)Apr 02 - 04, 2010
CHINAShanghaiApr 16 - 18, 2010
SPAINBarcelonaMay 07 - 09, 2010
MONACOMonacoMay 14 - 16, 2010
TURKEYIstanbulMay 28 - 30, 2010
CANADA MontrealJun 11 - 13, 2010
EUROPEValenciaJun 25 - 27, 2010
GREAT BRITAIN SilverstoneJul 09 - 11, 2010
GERMANYHockenhiemJul 23 - 25, 2010
HUNGARYBudapestJul 30 - Aug 01, 2010
BELGIUMSpa-FrancorchampsAug 27 - 29, 2010
ITALYMonzaSep 10 - 12, 2010
SINGAPORESingaporeSep 24 - 26, 2010
JAPANSuzukaOct 08 - 10, 2010
KOREA *South Korea (Yeongam)Oct 22 - 24, 2010
BRAZILSao Paulo (Interlagos)Nov 05 - 07, 2010
ABU DHABIYas Marina CircuitNov 12 - 14, 2010
Last Updated: 12/11/2009
* Subject to Circuit Homologation
Note: The Races in Australia and Abu Dhabi start at 1700 local time, Malaysia 1600 local time, Canada 1200 local time, Singapore 2000 local time and Japan 1500 local time.

If Spain had the normal two week gap many of the teams would have been struggling to get all of the new aerodynamic improvements on there cars. Mercedes GP especially need the time as they are apparently are trying to homologate a new longer wheelbase Chassis to take car of the under-steer problems they have been suffering with since the beginning of the season. Ferrari have also apparently asked the FIA for permission to make changes to their engine design to fix the reliability issues they and BMW Sauber F1 have been suffering, as well as planning to introduce their version of the now infamous McLAren F Duct, a driver operated duct which reduces down-force and drag on long straights increasing achievable top speed.

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