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F1 announces the opening eight races of 2020 season

  • Published on 02 Jun 2020 11:04
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The opening eight rounds of the 2020 Formula 1 season have been revealed, following the cancellation of the initial schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As expected, the season will commence with a double-header at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, before a trip to the Hungaroring near Budapest.

F1 will then travel to Silverstone where a second double-header will take place on consecutive weekends.

The second races held in Austria and the UK will be called the 'Steiermark Grand Prix' and the '70th Anniversary Grand Prix' respectively.

Immediately after the duo of races in the UK, the sport will travel to Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix.

After a weekend with no activity, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium will take up its spot on the calendar, followed one weekend later by the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. 

All of the rounds listed below will be accompanied by Formula 2 and Formula 3.

2020 confirmed races
 

Venue
 
Date
 
Red Bull Ring, Austria
 
3 - 5 July
 
Red Bull Ring, Austria
 
10 - 12 July
 
Hungaroring, Hungary
 
17 - 19 July
 
Silverstone, Great Britain
 
31 July - 2 August
 
Silverstone, Great Britain
 
7 - 9 August
 
Circuit-de-Catalunya, Spain 
 
14 - 16 August
 
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
 
28 - 30 August
 
Monza, Italy
 
4 - 6 September
 


F1 CEO Chase Carey said: “In the past weeks we have been working tirelessly with all our partners, the FIA and the teams to create a revised opening 2020 calendar allowing us to restart racing in the safest possible way.

"We are pleased to be able to set out our opening eight race calendar today and look forward to publishing our full calendar in the coming weeks.

"I want to thank every promoter and partner for their support and ongoing commitment to Formula 1.

"While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back once it is safe to do, but we know the return of Formula 1 will be a welcome boost to sports fans around the world.”

F1 added that it is “finalising the details of the wider calendar” and that it is aiming to “publish that in the coming weeks. It is hoping to sign of 15-18 races, with the season completed in December. 

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  • WTF. This is not a championship. Ridiculous.

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    • Jun 2 2020 - 13:28
    • ?

      What the hell did you expect

      • + 1
      • Jun 2 2020 - 13:41
    • f1dave

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      They should call them demonstration races, not championship by any means.

      • + 1
      • Jun 2 2020 - 17:40
  • xoya

    Posts: 582

    I thought that this was mistyped, at first. :/
    Oh well. It's better than nothing.

    • + 0
    • Jun 2 2020 - 15:53
  • Really bizarre that people here are complaining... F1 is back! this is great!

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    • Jun 2 2020 - 17:44
    • People are never satisfied.

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      • Jun 3 2020 - 10:38
  • I don't understand all the hate over this - this is great news for F1 fans! It looks like they will get a 15+ race season with this schedule which is a hell of a lot better than expected. I dislike the 2 races in a row at the same venue with nothing the excite people, but given the circumstances I understand the reasoning. Go back 30 or so years and we only got 15 or so races - considering they have lost the first 6 months of the year - its damn impressive.

    My opinion is - great work by the teams, governments and FIA to make this happen!

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    • Jun 3 2020 - 01:15
  • Honestly, 8 races and anything above is great news to me. Any racing is better than no racing, and I really long for another GP. No need for gimmicks or new formats, just good ol' F1!

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    • Jun 3 2020 - 12:48
  • Really nothing to bitch about considering the circumstances. I'm surprised we are even having any races, so bring it! Woohoo!

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    • Jun 4 2020 - 09:58

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Austria
10 - Jul 12
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31 - Aug 2
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United Kingdom
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Bahrain
10 - Dec 13
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Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
13 - Nov 15
Turkey Istanbul Park
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