Formula1, Motorsport

South Korea makes surprise return to F1 calendar

Formula One’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announced on Wednesday that South Korea could make a surprise return to the Formula One menu for 2015.

South Korea is scheduled to slot in as the fifth leg of the season on the 3rd of May 2015. Nevertheless, the ratified calendar marks the Korean race status as “to be confirmed”.

Besides South Korea’s inclusion in the first ever provisional 21-race calendar, Mexico will also be returning to the Formula One menu for the first time since 1992. The Mexico City race is scheduled to take place at the end of the year, on the 1st of November.

However, the provocative double points rule has been discarded.

The decision of implementing the double points rule in Abu Dhabi this year triggered outrage among F1 fans. That being said, the rule did not influence the championship outcome and it has been flushed down after just one season.

After successful trials during practice sessions in 2014, a Virtual Safety Car will be introduced in 2015.

“It will normally be used when double-waved yellow flags are needed on any section of track and competitors or officials may be in danger, but the circumstances are not such as to warrant use of the Safety Car itself,” the FIA reported.

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