F1: FIA issues 2016 schedule, U.S. Grand Prix in doubt
The United States Grand Prix has been listed as provisional on the latest version of the 2016 Formula One calendar, which was published on Wednesday after the World Motor Sport Council held a meeting in Paris.
Although the Austin, Texas, race still has its previously announced date, the FIA says that it is "subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN."
As previously reported, the race has lost some 20 percent of its subsidy from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund, with a reduction from $25 million to $19.5 million for this year, and Circuit of The Americas boss Bobby Epstein has made it clear the race could be under threat.
The only change from the previously published version of the schedule is Mexico has moved from Nov. 7 to Oct. 30.
2016 F1 World Championship schedule:
March 20 – Melbourne, Australia
April 30 – Bahrain, Bahrain
April 17 – Shanghai, China
May 1 – Sochi, Russia
May 15 – Barcelona, Spain
May 29 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 12 – Montreal, Canada
June 19 – Baku, Azerbaijan*
July 3 – Spielberg, Austria
July 10 – Silverstone, United Kingdom
July 24 – Budapest, Hungary
July 31 - Hockenheim, Germany
Aug. 28 – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Sept. 4 – Monza, Italy
Sept. 18 – Singapore, Singapore
Oct. 2 - Sepang, Malaysia
Oct. 9 - Suzuka, Japan
Oct. 23 – Austin, Texas, United States**
Oct. 30 – Mexico City, Mexico
Nov. 13 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 27 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
*Race start to be scheduled to avoid conflict with the conclusion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
**Subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN