Motor Racing: Canadian Grand Prix dropped; MOTORSPORT.THE Canadian Grand Prix This article is about Formula One race. For other uses, see Canadian Grand Prix (disambiguation).
The Canadian Grand Prix (known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is a Formula One auto race held in Canada since 1967. has been dropped from the Formula One calendar for the 2009 season.
The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris yesterday and decided to go ahead with a programme with no races in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. .
The addition of an Abu Dhabi grand prix This article or section contains information about a sporting event or team. to the calendar means the season remains 18 races long.
Next year's calendar also allows for a summer break as the Turkish GP has moved from August to June.
The British GP is scheduled for Silverstone on June 21 and it is set to be the last time the Northamptonshire circuit hosts the event.
Plans have already been unveiled for Donington Park to stage the race from 2010 onwards, providing necessary work is done at the Leicestershire circuit to bring it up to standard.
The 2009 F1 calendar: Australia March 29, Malaysia April 5, Bahrain April 9, Spain May 10, Monaco May 24, Turkey June 7, Great Britain June 21, France June 28, Germany July 12, Hungary July 26, Europe (Valencia) August 23, Belgium August 30, Italy September 13, Singapore September 27, Japan October 11, China October 18, Brazil November 1, Abu Dhabi November 15.