Date: 6th February 2013 at 7:22am
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The 2013 Formula One World Championship will go ahead with 19 races it has been confirmed.

After the New Jersey race was postponed until 2014, the FIA and Formula One had reshuffled the race calendar in the hopes of slotting in a replacement event.

Initially there was a lot of talk of the Turkish Grand Prix returning to the schedule and it almost appeared like a done deal, but as the weeks went on the uncertainty mounted.

There was of course rumours of various other possible destinations, but none of which have transpired leaving Formula One with 19 races for the upcoming season.

‘The calendar has been formed already, it’s too late, [I am] disappointed that it didn’t happen before; we can’t suddenly slot it in.’ Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Dubai’s The National newspaper as quoted by Autosport Magazine.

In regards to British viewers it means that less than 50% of the 2013 Formula One season will be available to watch live for free. With Sky Sports showing ten races and the BBC showing the remaining nine.

2013 Formula One World Championship

1 – Australian Grand Prix – Mar 17th – Sky

2 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Mar 24th – Sky

3 – Chinese Grand Prix – Apr 14th – BBC & Sky

4 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Apr 21st – Sky

5 – Spanish Grand Prix – May 12th – BBC & Sky

6 – Monaco Grand Prix – May 26th – Sky

7 – Canadian Grand Prix – Jun 9th – BBC & Sky

8 – British Grand Prix – Jun 30th – BBC & Sky

9 – German Grand Prix – Jul 7th – Sky

10 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Jul 28th – Sky

11 – Belgian Grand Prix – Aug 25th – BBC & Sky

12 – Italian Grand Prix – Sep 8th – Sky

13 – Singapore Grand Prix – Sep 22nd – Sky

14 – Korean Grand Prix – Oct 6th – Sky

15 – Japanese Grand Prix – Oct 13th – BBC & Sky

16 – Indian Grand Prix – Oct 27th – BBC

17 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Nov 3rd – Sky

18 – US Grand Prix – Nov 17th – Sky

19 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Nov 24th – BBC & Sky