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  • Updated: Jun 02, 2020

COVID-19: Formula 1 Confirms When 2020 Season Will Restart

COVID-19: Formula 1 Confirms When 2020 Season Will Restart

 

Amid the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Formula 1 (F1) on Tuesday confirmed the 2020 season will begin in Austria in July, AllNews reports.

The highest class of single-seater auto racing revealed details on the first eight races of a revised calendar.

After racing was put on hold because of COVID-19, F1, the teams and the FIA have been working to put together a plan to allow the season to begin safely, and F1 chief executive Chase Carey outlined the first part of a revised calendar of races.

The season will kick off with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring on July 5, followed a week later by a second race at the same track.

The Hungarian Grand Prix will follow a week after that, before a break.

Then there will be two back to back races at Silverstone, followed by the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona.

The Belgian Grand Prix will follow that, with the Italian Grand Prix at Monza a week later on September 6.

All the races will be supported by Formula 2 and Formula 3.

F1 currently expects the opening races to be closed events.

Check out the first 8 races of the 2020 calendar below:

Round

Race

Venue

Date

Round 1

Formula 1 Rolex Grosser Preis von Osterreich

The Red Bull Ring, Austria

July 3-5

Round 2

Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark

The Red Bull Ring, Austria

July 10-12

Round 3

Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydij

The Hungaroring, Hungary

July 17-19

Round 4

Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix

Silverstone, UK

July 31 - August 2

Round 5

Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Silverstone, UK

August 7-9

Round 6

Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio de Espana

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

August 14-16

Round 7

Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

August 28-30

Round 8

Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia

Monza, Italy

September 4-6

The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure the races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.

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Formula 1 CEO Speaks

Speaking on the new development, Chase Carey, Chairman, and CEO of Formula 1, 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.”

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