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HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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FIA Confirms 20-Race Formula 1 Schedule For Next Year, Officially Drops German GP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 01 / 16

Next year’s F1 season will feature 20 races following the cancelation of the German Grand Prix, FIA confirmed. The governing body's World Motor Sport Council unveiled the '17 F1 calendar at its annual general assembly in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday. The new season will kick off with the Aust...

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