FIA has 22 races in provisional 2014 F1 calendar

The Associated PressSeptember 27, 2013
FIA has 22 races in provisional 2014 F1 calendar
Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives out of the pit during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Pablo Sanchez, POOL)

PARIS (AP) -- Sochi is set to host its first Formula One grand prix next year after motorsport's governing body published its provisional calendar for a record 22 races.

The calendar will be finalized in December, but it's expected Sochi's race will be held on Oct. 5, 2014.

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 on Nov. 16.

The previous record number of races is 20, with 19 this year, and teams have expressed reluctance about the demands created by so many races.

The Australian GP in Melbourne will start the season on March 16.