F1 Winter Break 2012/13 – Key Dates

30 Nov

The 2012 season may be over, and the 2013 season still months away, but the next few months won’t be completely quiet. December in particular sees a number of activities going on to close down the 2012 season. I’ve pulled together the dates that have been announced so far for anyone who wants a handy reference for when we may get even the smallest F1 fix or titbit of news. I will update this when additional events and their dates are announced.

December 2012

2nd – 21.30 GMT – Autosport Awards, London. Sadly not being streamed live online this year but you can follow a live text feed on the Autosport website.

7thFIA Prize-Giving Gala, Istanbul, Turkey. The event will be streamed live here at 22:00 GMT.

8thSwatch Snowmobile Race, Saalbach, Austria. Kimi Raikkonen is racing again this year. The event is broadcast live on Motors TV at 19:00-21:15 (internet stream on their website, or on Sky TV 413/Virgin Media 545).

14th Race of Champions Asia, Bangkok, Thailand. F1 drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok are confirmed to be participating. It isn’t currently in the UK TV listings.

15th – 16thRace of Champions, Bangkok Thailand. F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Romain Grosjean and David Coulthard are confirmed to be participating. The event will be broadcast on Motors TV at 13:00-16:00 GMT each day (internet stream on their website, or on Sky TV 413/Virgin Media 545).

Mid-December – expect driver line-up announcements from Lotus and Force India.

January 2013

7th – Release of the 2012 Season Review DVD/Blu-ray.

18th – 11.30am GMT – Sid Watkins Memorial Service, Marylebone, London.

February/March 2013

5th – 8th – First Pre-Season Winter Test, Jerez, Spain.

19th – 22nd – Second Pre-Season Winter Test, Barcelona, Spain.

28th Feb – 3rd Mar – Third Pre-Season Winter Test, Barcelona, Spain.

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