Formula 1 - FIA rule out 20th race for 2013 season

Formula One's ruling body, the FIA, has confirmed this year's calendar will have 19 races after efforts to get the 20th event back failed.

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Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone (L) and FIA President Jean Todt (Reuters)

The governing body reshuffled the provisional calendar at the end of last year in order to slot in the 20th Grand Prix after the planned New Jersey event was postponed.

Despite venues like Portugal, Turkey or Austria being linked with the slot, no agreement was reached.

On Friday, the FIA officially confirmed the 2013 calendar will stay at 19 events.

The 2013 F1 season kicks off in Australia next week.

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