The preliminary Formula 1 racing schedule for the 2020 season has been publishedApril 29, 2020
Formula 1 Executive Director Chase Carey spoke about plans for the 2020 season. Carey confirmed that the first Grand Prix will be held in Austria, and all European stages are planned to be held in July, August and early September. In autumn, races will be held in Eurasia and America, and the season will end with December stages in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
Chase Carey stressed that the leadership of the championship will publish the new Formula 1 calendar as fast as possible. At the beginning of the season, the races will be held without spectators, but during the championship the promoters plan to soften the restrictions if the epidemiological situation allows.
Initially, in the 2020 season, a record 22 stages were to take place. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Grand Prix in Australia, Monaco and France were canceled, the organizers of another seven races announced the postponement of the race. According to Chase Carey’s plan, for 10-11 weeks from July to September, the championship bosses plan to hold stages in Austria, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Belgium and Italy.
In September-October, “Royal Races” can be visited by Azerbaijan, Singapore and Vietnam, in October-November – China, Japan, the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. In December, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will host the final Grand Prix. Most likely, in some countries the competitions will not take place, but at least 15 stages in the 2020 season are planned.
The Executive Director of Formula 1 said that the health and safety of participants remains a priority for promoters of the championship, and decisions on holding a particular Grand Prix will be made only if it is certain that the competition will be held without risk of infection.
Earlier, Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko made it clear that the 2020 season will begin not with one, but with two races in Austria. The willingness to spend several stages was expressed by the British Silverstone, so that the geography of the World Cup could narrow from the current 19 countries to 13-14.
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