Formula 1 announced on Tuesday the eight races that will inaugurate the calendar of the 2020 season, after the postponement to which the world championship was forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The provisional calendar includes 8 grand prizes that will be held from July 5 to September 6, all in Europe.The start of the competition has been set for the weekend of July 3-5 in Austria.
JULY 5, AUSTRIAN GP It starts from the Red Bull Ring in the first weekend of July. The Austrian circuit, however, will also be the protagonist of the next race scheduled in the calendar.
JULY 12, AUSTRIA GP After a week, the seasonal debut is repeated again, on July 12, in Astria at the home of Red Bull.
JULY 17, HUNGARY GP Budapest's Hungaroring will be the scene of the third race of the 2020 World Cup, after which there will be the first championship stop.
2 AUGUST, GREAT BRITAIN GP - The fourth stage of the season will land in Silverstone
9, GREAT BRITAIN GP - A week later Formula 1 will still be the protagonist on the English circuit.
AUGUST 16, GP CATALUNYA - The world championship moves from Great Britain to go to Spain for the Catalan race. Grand Prix scheduled at Montmeló immediately after mid-August.
30 AUGUST, BELGIUM GP - After a short stop, Formula 1 returns to northern Europe, Belgium, to Spa-Francorchamps, for the seventh race scheduled on the European calendar.
SEPTEMBER 6, ITALY GP - Eighth stage in the temple of speed in Monza On the first weekend of September F1 lands in Italy.
According to the rules, at least eight races of the season are required to choose a world champion.
However, depending on the global trend of the pandemic from Covid 19, the race calendar could expand and be planned up to 15-18 races. The season should end in Abu Dhabi in December.
To understand if you will be able to race on other continents too, otherwise possible new European stages with Italy that has already applied to host a second race: in Monza, Mugello or Imola.
According to F1 chief executive Chase Carey, a full timetable should be published "in the coming weeks".
At the moment all the GPs will be played behind closed doors, but the hope is to be able to bring the fans back to the races in the next few months as soon as it is safe to do so.