On the 3rd December 2014, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council voted three changes to the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar that confirmed back in September.
Bahrain and China swap places and Korea is added to the schedule. In the process, the Chinese round will take place one week earlier than originally planned and the Bahrain race has moved from the 5th to the 19th April.
Details about the Korean event have yet to emerge. Considering how little time there is to organise a grand prix, it seems rather likely that the 2015 season will still comprise of 20 race weekends.
The 6 Hours of São Paulo is the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It takes place on the 28-29-30 November at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos. The circuit will be undergoing an upgrade in 2015 and this will be the last opportunity to attend this event until at least March 2016, the slot the promoter is trying to secure for their return on the calendar.
Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi may have already clinched the driver's championship at the last round in Bahrain, but the manufacturer's title is yet to be decided as Audi still has a mathematical chance of retaining it. That said, Toyota only needs an eigth place if Audi scores a one-two. However, anything is possible in Interlagos when factoring in the unpredictable weather at this time of the year.
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The Porsche prototype cars have also steadily improved since the 24 hours of Le Mans last June. Mark Webber is a bit of a specialist here having won the Brazilian GP twice and the team will be looking to score their first win on the year of their return to the LMP1 category. Expect the locals to support Lucas di Grassi in the Audi #1 car who'll be flying the flag for Brazil as well as Fernando Rees in the GTE-Pro Aston Martin. The event will also mark Tom 'Monsieur Le Mans' Kristensen's last race.