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2020 calendar officially confirmed, sporting regulation changes to be voted on

  • Published on 04 Oct 2019 21:33
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The 2020 race schedule has been officially confirmed following a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Cologne on Friday.

The calendar remains unchanged from the provisional schedule that was published in August, meaning there will be a record-breaking 22 races next year.

Vietnam, who will host its first ever F1 Grand Prix next season, has the third round slot of the year before the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort will return to F1, and will take place following the round in Shanghai on a back-to-back weekend with Barcelona. 

Australia once again holds the opening round of the season, while the year will conclude in Abu Dhabi, as it has done every year since 2014.
 

Confirmed 2020 F1 race calendar

Date Grand Prix Venue
15 March Australia Melbourne
22 March Bahrain Sakhir
5 April Vietnam Hanoi*
19 April China Shanghai
3 May Netherlands Zandvoort*
10 May Spain Barcelona
24 May Monaco Monaco
7 June Azerbaijan Baku
14 June Canada Montreal
28 June France Le Castellet
5 July Austria Spielberg
19 July Great Britain Silverstone
2 August Hungary Budapest
30 August Belgium Spa
6 September Italy Monza
20 September Singapore Singapore
27 September Russia Sochi
11 October Japan Suzuka
25 October United States Austin
1 November Mexico Mexico City
15 November Brazil Sao Paulo
29 November  Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

* Subject to circuit homologation 


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Modifications to the sporting regulations were also addressed and will be submitted to the Council for an e-vote.

With the 2021 regulations set to be signed off at the end of October, the FIA stated that the Council was "presented with a detailed update of the draft 2021 Sporting, Technical and Financial Regulations, providing it with the information required for the e-vote which will be held in order for the regulations to be published by 31 October".

The changes to the sporting regulations likely include the shake-up of the weekend format at certain events, as qualifying races and reverse grids have been discussed.

In August, F1's Ross Brawn confirmed that the revamped weekend format could happen in 2020 as the sport experiments to seek out a better show.

Pre-season testing has also been reduced from eight days to six, while in-season testing has been dropped altogether. 

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  • Aw, no Germany. And I who wanted to treat my mum to the GP. :/

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    • Oct 5 2019 - 20:04

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