Although there has not been any official word as yet, the F1 dates being proposed to the FIA World Council has been leaked to the media in Singapore. The dates are much the same as this year, with Valencia disappearing and being replaced by New Jersey. There are no other changes but one or two gaps that make for interesting speculation. The most interesting gap is between Silverstone and Germany, with three weeks without a race. A gambler might suggest that this is the perfect place to slip in a 21st race, probably France, which would be nice and easy for the teams. The August break remains intant, with no race between Hungary on July 28 and Belgium on September 1. There is still no partner race for Singapore, which is odd, but this is probably because Singapore has a non-compete clause in its contract, keeping other races in the region at a distance. In 2009 the Japanese GP followed immediately after Singapore but there has not been a race in the week before. However, Singapore still does not have a contract for 2013, although there is no real chance of it being dropped from the calendar. Also subject to confirmation are New Jersey, Germany and Korea, all of which are require some more contract negotiations and/or payments.
The dates may change after the World Council, but most of them are expected to remain the same.
The proposed dates are: March 17, Australia; March 24, Malaysia; April 14, China; April 21 Bahrain; May 12, Spain; May 26, Monaco; June 9, Canada; June 16, New Jersey; June 30, Britain; July 21, Germany (Nürburgring); July 28, Hungary; September 1, Belgium; September 8, Italy; September 22, Singapore; October 6, Japan; October 13, Korea; October 27, India; November 3, Abu Dhabi; November 17, United States (Austin); November 24, Brazil.