Formula 1 probably won't visit the Big Apple in 2014

SINGAPORE - Subject to confirmation, Formula 1's only night race in Singapore will be held from Sept 19 to 21.

The provisional calendar for the 2014 Formula 1 season was revealed to reporters on Thursday, and plans for a Grand Prix in New York have been dropped.

New Jersey had hoped to stage a race around a 3.2-mile street circuit with views of the New York City skyline, but instead, Mexico has been inserted and can look forward to hosting a first Grand Prix since 1992 at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

While many thought the Grand Prix in South Korea would be dropped, it is in the 21-race calendar.

However, the event is likely to only be made official subject to the completion of a contract with Formula One Management.

A first draft of the 2014 provisional calendar has been distributed to teams ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, but must be approved at a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport

Council due to take place in Croatia from Sept 26 to 28.

If it is approved and all the races take place, the teams will face their longest season in the history of the sport.

In addition to the return of Mexico, where big and enthusiastic crowds have always greeted F1, the calendar includes an event in Russia at the winter Olympic venue Sochi.

Draft calendar for the 2014 Formula 1 season:

March 16 - Australia (Melbourne)

March 23 - Malaysia (Sepang)

April 6 - China (Shanghai)

April 13 - South Korea* (Korea International Circuit)

April 27 - Bahrain (Sakhir)

May 11 - Spain (Barcelona)

May 25 - Monaco (Monaco)

June 8 - Canada (Montreal)

June 22 - Austria (Red Bull Ring)

July 6 - Great Britain (Silverstone)

July 20 - Germany (Hockenheim)

July 27 - Hungary (Budapest)

August 24 - Belgium (Spa)

September 7 - Italy (Monza)

September 21 - Singapore (Marina Bay)

October 5 - Japan (Suzuka)

October 19 - Russia* (Sochi)

October 26 - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

November 9 - Mexico* (Mexico City)

November 16 - USA (Circuit of the Americas, Austin)

November 30 - Brazil (Interlagos)

*Subject to confirmation

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