The FIA has released its provisional calendar for the 2005 season and Silverstone has been granted the expected reprieve.

The FIA has released its provisional calendar for the 2005 season and Silverstone has been granted the expected reprieve.

As expected, the French and British Grand Prix have been included in the schedule released on Wednesday. But while dates have been set for the races, these contracts remain under discussion.

The season will start in Australia and end in China, while Turkey will host its first grand prix in August. The unconfirmed dates for the European, Chinese and US races will be announced no later than December 10 when the World Motorsport Council next convenes.

Race Date Location
1 March 6, 2005 Australia
2 March 20, 2005 Malaysia
3 April 3, 2005 Bahrain
4 April 17, 2005 France (Contract under discussion)
5 April 24, 2005 San Marino (Contract compliance)
6 May 8, 2005 Spain
7 May 22, 2005 Monaco
8 TBC Europe
9 June 12, 2005 Canada
10 TBC United States
11 July 3, 2005 Britain (Contract under discussion)
12 July 17, 2005 Germany
13 July 31, 2005 Hungary
14 August 21, 2005 Turkey
15 September 4, 2005 Italy
16 September 11, 2005 Belgium
17 September 25, 2005 Brazil
18 October 9, 2005 Japan
19 TBC China