On the 4th December, the FIA World Motor Sport Council published the final version of the F1 calendar. As widely expected, the Korean Grand Prix has been dropped off next year's schedule and two of the four new races, America (New Jersey) and Mexico, have been postponed.
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In its latest iteration, the 2014 season will feature 19 rounds once again. The races are spread more evenly than in 2013 where there was only one grand prix in seven weeks during the summer and seven races in the last nine weeks from Singapore onwards. Australia, China and Abu Dhabi will be stand alone events in 2014.
Another significant change from last September's provisional calendar is the finale which will now take place in Abu Dhabi instead of Brazil.
The Autódromo José Carlos Pace, formerly known as Autódromo de Interlagos, is usually the scene of an unpredictable Formula 1 weekend. The changeable weather conditions have helped shape the history of this event, along with the local enthusiasm for the sport. Since moving to the end of the calendar in 2004, the Brazilian Grand Prix has been a title decider for six out of ten races. The South American passion and character only add up to the excitement of this F1 round.
Pit exit - PHOTO : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR / DPPI for Renault Sport F1
Of all the circuits visited during the year, this is the venue where spectators get to see the cars most often as the race is a massive 71 laps long. Its layout and elevation changes also mean that it is possible to see a significant part, if not most, of the circuit from the various vantage points.
São Paulo, is Brazil's largest city and business centre. It might not be as pretty or charming as Rio de Janeiro but it is rather unashamedly cosmopolitan, partly thanks to its culture scene, excellent restaurants, hip cafes, vibrant nightlife and shopping experiences. It is also the perfect getaway for an extended holiday in this amazing country.