Date: 1st September 2011 at 10:52am
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The FIA have confirmed that the 2012 Formula One World championship will be a 20 race season.

The Turkish Grand Prix has been dropped from the schedule and in its place comes the United States Grand Prix which will be held in November, just one week before the season finale in Brazil.

Following the FIA World Motor Sport Council fax vote the Bahrain Grand Prix also returns to the schedule in April.

2012 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar

Mar 18 – Australia

Mar 25 – Malaysia

Apr 15 – China

Apr 22 – Bahrain

May 13 – Spain

May 27 – Monaco

Jun 10 – Canada

Jun 24 – Europe

Jul 08 – Great Britain

Jul 22 – Germany

Jul 29 – Hungary

Sep 02 – Belgium

Sep 09 – Italy

Sep 23 – Singapore

Oct 07 – Japan

Oct 14 – Korea

Oct 28 – India

Nov 04 – Abu Dhabi

Nov 18 – United States

Nov 25 – Brazil