The calendar will be changed without asking the teamsMarch 21, 2020
The sports regulations prohibit making changes to the calendar after January 1 of the current year without unanimous support of the teams, but during the previous conference call the leadership of Formula 1 and the FIA received the right to provide the calendar with the necessary flexibility.
This decision reinforced the idea of postponing the summer break, allowing August to be filled with delayed stages as much as possible. The draft of the new calendar will be published in the coming days, so that the teams and promoters of the Grand Prix could begin preparation.
Chase Carey, Formula 1 Executive Director: “At this difficult time, when several races were postponed, and the FIA World Council unanimously approved the summer break for March and April, we and the FIA discussed the formation of a calendar with the teams. We should have been able to plan more flexibly in order to spend a full season when the situation with COVID-19 improves.
The teams unanimously supported our plan to hold as many delayed races as possible when it becomes safe. Now the FIA and Formula 1 are working on a new calendar for the 2020 season, in consultation with the teams, but it was agreed that the revised calendar would not require their official approval. This will give us the necessary flexibility to coordinate the revised deadlines with the promoters of the stages, ready to hold the Grand Prix at the right time. ”
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