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Australia confirmed as 2020 season-opener

  • Published on 06 Jul 2019 09:48
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The 2020 Formula 1 season will kick off in Melbourne, which has been the traditionally the first race of the season in years gone by.

The Australian Grand Prix will take place on March 15th, opening the season that sees Formula 1 celebrate its 70th anniversary.

The event in Albert Park Melbourne will also be a milestone race, as it holds its 25th Grand Prix following the switch from Adelaide in 1996.

“We are pleased to announce that, as has been the case for many years now, the next FIA Formula 1 world championship season will get underway in Melbourne,” Chase Carey, F1 Chairman and CEO, said.

“The Albert Park circuit is one of the most popular venues on the calendar, much appreciated by everyone who works in Formula 1.

“The enthusiastic reception from the Australian fans makes this round really unique and special. There can be no better place to start the 2020 season, which will be significant as the sport will celebrate its 70th anniversary.”

Confirmation over the full 2020 calendar is delayed due to ongoing negotiations around the number of events.

Vietnam will feature on the calendar for the very first time, while the Dutch Grand Prix returns to the schedule for the first time since 1985.

However, the races at Spain, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain and Italy all see their contracts expire at the end of the 2019 season, with negotiations ongoing to keep the events on the schedule.

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  • big shock. still happy it's round one though

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    • Jul 6 2019 - 14:38
  • I love Australia, Melbourne,, the fans. But, for some reason this race has become really boring with this new cars. It's odd because I recall always being an eventful race prior to 2014

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    • Jul 6 2019 - 15:24
    • Yeah, it used to provide us with some really tough racing. This year's event wasn't too bad, mind, it was one of the better since the start of the hybrid era.

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      • Jul 6 2019 - 15:33
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Spain
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Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
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Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
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23 - May 26
Monaco
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Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
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Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
23 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
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