F1 calendar to stay at 20 races
The 2013 Formula One calendar will continue to include 20 races, the sport's commercial ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.
"It's 20 races," said Ecclestone. "All the same more or less."
It is expected the season will start in Australia on March 17 and end in Brazil.
The calendar may include races in the United States at Austin, Texas, and New Jersey, but Ecclestone was unable to confirm any dates for them.
He told Autosport.com that talks were continuing with the Nurburgring to try and resolve financial issues that have caused problems for the German circuit.
"We are talking to them, so will see. We need to keep the German race -so we have to do the best we can. We will try and save it, but I don't think the property is for sale," he said
When asked what would happen if the Nurburgring's difficulties meant the 2013 race could not go ahead, Ecclestone said: "We will be at Hockenheim."