London, England – Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has dropped the Canadian Grand Prix from its 2009 schedule, and replaced it with the Turkish Grand Prix which has moved from its August slot to June.


According to, Canadian Grand Prix organizers were not informed of the decision in advance, and won’t comment about the decision until they’ve discussed it with the FIA.


The Montreal Gazette reports that Premier Jean Charest wants to know why the Montreal Grand Prix was dropped, and said he is willing to work with the FIA to keep the event in Montreal.


The revised 2009 Formula One Championship schedule is as follows:


29 March Australia
5 April Malaysia
19 April Bahrain
10 May Spain
24 May Monaco
7 June Turkey
21 June Great Britain
28 June France
12 July Germany
26 July Hungary
23 August Europe (Valencia)
30 August Belgium
13 September Italy
27 September Singapore
11 October Japan
18 October China
1 November Brazil
15 November Abu Dhabi


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