8 Jan 2013

Formula One to still decide its calendar

6:24 am on 8 January 2013

With little more than two months to go before the Australian season-opener in Melbourne on March 17, Formula One motor racing has yet to confirm how many races there will be in 2013 and where two of them will be held.

The fans can expect to see fewer teams on the grid, with HRT seemingly defunct but still supposedly seeking a buyer, but they are also still waiting for a definitive driver line-up with vacancies remaining at Caterham and Force India.

The first official test of the new campaign kicks off at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain on Febuary five with McLaren currently set to be the first team with plans to launch their car on January 31.

July is the month of uncertainty with the German Grand Prix scheduled for the seventh at a venue to be decided.