Paris: The Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is set to host its first Formula One grand prix next year after motorsport's governing body published its provisional calendar for what would be a record 22 races.
The calendar will not be finalized until December but there is little reason to expect Sochi's race on October 5 to be scrapped.
New Jersey and Mexico - which last hosted a race in 1992 - have been included as provisional venues. If approved, New Jersey would be on June 1 and Mexico the penultimate race on November 16.
The previous record number of races is 20, with 19 this year, and teams have expressed reluctance about the demands so many races would entail.
The Australian GP in Melbourne will start the season on March 16.