MONZA, Italy — Mexico could hold its first Formula One race in 22 years in 2014 if a provisional schedule is approved by the World Motor Sport Council, and New Jersey will not host a race despite the backing of F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.

A draft calendar reported by the British Press Association on Thursday features an unprecedented 21 races. The previous high was 20, while there are 19 this year.

Mexico has been penciled in for Nov. 9 — a week before the United States Grand Prix.

There is set to be a new grand prix in Sochi, the Russian city hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Oct. 19. That also is subject to approval by F1’s governing body.

The inaugural Grand Prix of America in New Jersey originally was scheduled for June 16, 2013, subject to confirmation.

The street-circuit course was going to take in a spectacular backdrop along the Hudson River and through the towns of Weehawken and West New York.

Last October, Formula One postponed the race until 2014 because organizers “didn't quite know what they were doing,” Ecclestone said, and there issues with financing the event.

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