FIA confirm the 2011 calendar
November 4, 2010
The FIA ratified a record 20-race 2011 calendar on Wednesday, with lingering question marks over the Chinese and Indian grands prix.
Motorsport’s governing body said both were included but subject to homologation, or approval, of the circuits.
That was expected in the case of India, due to make its debut on October 30 with a new track under construction near New Delhi.
China’s impressive Shanghai circuit has hosted seven Formula One races but an FIA spokeswoman said changes needed to be made.
“The homologation licence for the Shanghai International Circuit has expired and before a new licence can be issued by the FIA some work on the track is required, with particular regards to the current drainage system and the quality of the track surface,” she said.
10/07 Great Britain
13/11 Abu Dhabi
*Subject to the homologation of the circuit.