The FIA has confirmed a 20 race 2015 season calendar. This will mark the return of the 20 race season after 19 races 2014 calendar when India was dropped from the list following issue between promoters and government. Although 2015 will not mark the return of India edition, but Mexico will be added to the season calendar. This will be the return of the Mexican Prix after 23 long years.
The FIA has gradually escalated its number of races starting from 10 races in 1950's and 60's to 15 races in 80's and 90's. They started the 19 race season in 2005 which continued till 2014 with the exception of the 2013 season, when 20 races took place in a season. F1 is headed by veteran Bernie Ecclestone.
The 2015 calendar in full is:
29/11 Abu Dhabi
One additional round means extended F1 calendar by 7 days. Mercedes is currently leading the 2014 points table, followed by Red Bull racing with gap exceeding 180 points. To read our story on last race held in Italy, click here.