The 2020 Formula One season calendar was confirmed a few weeks ago. F1 was one of the very first international codes to restart after the chaos caused on world sport by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Round one of the series took place in Austria last week and you can read our review of the action-packed race by clicking here. Today the series organisers announced more F1 races added to the schedule.
Two more makes ten
The first part of the calendar was released a few weeks ago and it consisted of eight rounds. Italy’s Mugello circuit will host the Tuscan Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi are two additions to the 2020 calendar. These two additions will take the calendar up to 10 races.
“We want to thank the promoters, national authorities, the teams and the FIA for their hard work and support in making these Grands Prix possible,” said Formula 1 in a statement, “and know our fans will be delighted to see Russia host its seventh race at the Sochi Autodrome and see Formula 1 cars race for the first time at exciting Mugello circuit in Italy.”
Mugello will be the fourth Italian circuit, after Monza, Imola and Pescara, used just once in 1957, to host a world championship race. Mugello is owned by Ferrari and the circuit’s first F1 event is set for September 11-13. That means there will be back-to-back races in Italy. The Tuscan Grand Prix will be a celebration as it will mark the Scuderia’s 1000th race in the world championship. Sochi in Russia will take place on September 25-27. Learn more about Mugello by clicking here.
F1’s organisers are still aiming to host a total of 15-18 races before completing the season in December. For now, races are taking place without fans allowed trackside. The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a detailed plan to ensure the highest level of safety for all involved.
In his own words
Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent weeks.”
“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.”
2020 FORMULA ONE CALENDAR CONFIRMED RACES
Round Race Venue Date
Round 1 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring July 3-5
Round 2 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring July 10-12
Round 3 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring July 17-19
Round 4 British Grand Prix Silverstone July 31 – August 2
Round 5 British Grand Prix Silverstone August 7-9
Round 6 Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona-Catalunya August 14-16
Round 7 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps August 28-30
Round 8 Italian Grand Prix Monza September 4-6
Round 9 Tuscan Grand Prix Mugello September 11-13
Round 10 Russian Grand Prix Sochi September 25-27