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The FIA has dropped the Korean Grand Prix from the 2015 calendar, which reduces the forthcoming season to 20 races.
The race was initially scheduled as the fifth Grand Prix of the year, however it has been left off the final version of the 2015 calendar.
It means F1 teams will no longer receive a fifth engine as current regulations state each driver is limited to four power units or the season if the number of races does not exceed 20.
The FIA have also unveiled a new rule concerning driver ages.
From 2016 onwards, drivers will have to be at least 18 years old as motor racing’s governing body aims to prevent the influx of inexperienced drivers into the elite category.
Drivers will also need to have accumulated a certain number of points in other categories around the world over a three-year period and have completed at least 80 per cent of each of two full seasons in junior categories.
New drivers aiming to enter F1 must also hold a valid road driver’s licence.
The new rules would have prevented the likes of 17-year-old Max Verstappen entering F1 with Toro Rosso.
Verstappen would not have been eligible for a super licence, even if he had been 18.