The organizers of the F1 race will announce the schedule of the first 8 races from July 5 to September 6.
F1 has 8 stages in 10 weeks
As rumored in the past few days, F1 will race the first leg in 2020 in Austria. Spielberg racetrack held two stages on July 5 and July 12. Subsequently, the Hungarian Grand Prix will take place on July 19, in Budapest.
He held two consecutive races on August 2 and August 9, both at Silverstone racecourse. Next, the Spanish GP in Barcelona will take place on August 16. This is a compensatory race for the postponed event in May.
Then came the Belgium leg at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack on August 30. The last leg in the current calendar is GP Italy at the Monza racetrack, which takes place on September 6.
Eight races are the minimum for a championship. However, F1 affirmed that there will be more events to be held in the last months of the year, of which there is a possibility of Vietnam GP. “The schedule for the next sections will be revealed in the coming weeks,” F1 announced.
F1 CEO Chase Carey announced he expected the 2020 season to have 15 to 18 races. He also revealed that after the European stages, the race will go to Asia and then to the Americas before ending in the Gulf region in December.
No cancellation, even if a driver is positive
F1 CEO Chase Carey said the teams will use the reserve to compete if the main driver is positive for nCoV.
“A race will not be canceled even if someone is positive for the virus. We encourage the racing team to follow the guided procedure. If there is an infected driver, we can afford to replace him and give him a chance.” to the hotel to isolate, “Carey said on the homepage of F1 on 3/6.
“Assumptions have many variables. We cannot anticipate every situation. But the failure of a race team to compete will not cause a stage to be canceled,” Carey said.
Carey’s statement is in the same position as what President of the Sports Car Federation (FIA) Jean Todt said earlier. In March, Carey and F1 insisted that the Grand Prix Australia should be held before this stage was canceled because 7 of 10 teams refused to play. “We have a strict set of guidelines, 80 to 90 pages long. Obviously, we understand this is a sport that individuals cannot work if they stand 2 meters away. We guarantee there will be the direction. guide for all cases to control risks as soon as possible, “Carey said.
F1 has just announced the schedule for 8 races. The future of the rest of the season, including Vietnam’s GP, is unclear. But Carey insists the tournament will be confident with 15 to 18 stages this year. “We will not give a timeline at this time. Our goal is to publish the full match schedule before the end of June,” Carey said.