Abu Dhabi to host final F1 race in 2014 calendar

World Motor Sport Council reveals change in schedule as Abu Dhabi replaces Brazil as season finale
Abu Dhabi to host final F1 race in 2014 calendar
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing won the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
By Andy Sambidge
Wed 04 Dec 2013 09:50 PM

Abu Dhabi will be the venue for the final race in the Formula 1 calendar next year, the World Motor Sport Council confirmed on Wednesday.

F1 officials met in Paris to finalise the calendar for 2014 and said the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi will take place on November 23, replacing Brazil as the season-ending race.

The council also said the Grand Prix of Bahrain will be held on April 6, making it the third race of the season after Australia and Malaysia.

Last week, Bahrain circuit officials revealed plans to turn their 10th anniversary Formula One Grand Prix next year into a night race.

The track floodlighting for the F1 race will involve 495 lighting poles, ranging in height from 10-45 metres, and be suitable for high definition TV broadcasting.

Singapore currently hosts Formula One's only full night race, with Abu Dhabi's a day-to-night event with the sun setting during the race.

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