Formula 1 officially announced the start of the 2020 season. The season will start on July 5 in Austria and additional seven races have been confirmed.
The coronavirus outbreak delayed the start of the 2020 Formula 1 season and led to cancellation of many races. However, F1 came up with a plan on how to make sure the 2020 season is not abandoned and first 8 races of the revised calendar have been announced.
The season will start on July 5 with the Austrian Grand Prix, followed by another race at the same track the week after that. The Hungarian Grand Prix will follow the week after that, then after a one week break we’ll have two weeks of racing at Silverstone. After that we’ll have the Spanish Grand Prix on August 16, the Belgian Grand Prix on August 30 and the Italian Grand Prix on September 6.
The continuation of the season beyond that is yet to be announced. The races will be supported by Formula 2 and Formula 3.
The expectation is to have 15 to 18 races in total, with the final race taking place in December. The opening races are expected to be held without fans and the FIA developed detailed safety guidelines.
Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey was the one to announce the exciting news.
“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 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.”
Here at SilverArrows.Net we cannot be more excited about the return of our favourite sport! Hopefully this news will cheer up a lot of people who have been struggling as a result of this awful crisis.
Take a look at the revised 2020 Formula 1 calendar.