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Britain, France and San Marino Provisional on 2005 F1 Calendar - 2004-10-13


The British, French and San Marino Grand Prix Formula One races got a reprieve Wednesday, when they were listed on the provisional 2005 Formula One calendar.

The three races had all been in jeopardy and were listed with an asterisk on the calendar. The events are among the most traditional races in Formula One, but have come under pressure as the circuit has expanded to new countries where rules on tobacco advertising are less strict than in Europe. The 19-race provisional schedule is expected to be culled down to 17 or 18 races, and should be finalized in December. The only new race for 2005 is the Turkish Grand Prix, which will be run on August 21.

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