Formula 1 Confirms Eight Race Start on July 5

Formula 1 has confirmed that the 2020 season will begin in Austria next month – and revealed details on the first eight races of a new calendar.

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.

Details of the wider calendar are being finalised and it is hoped that details will be published in the next two to three weeks with an expectation of having a total of 15-18 races before completing the season in December.

The opening races are expected to be closed events without spectators. 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.

“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,” said Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey.

“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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