Formula 1 has today announced the opening eight races of the 2020 calendar following the postponement of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The calendar has been approved by the FIA.
Over the past two months Formula 1 has been working closely with all partners, authorities, the FIA and the ten teams to create a revised calendar that will allow a return to racing in a way that is safe for the communities visited and the entire Formula 1 community. The agreements with promoters have now been completed, meaning the opening 2020 schedule that will begin in Austria on 3-5 July has now been published. Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 situation internationally, the details of the wider calendar will be finalised in the coming weeks with an expectation of having a total of 15-18 races before the completion of the season in December.
As stated previously it is currently expected that the opening races will be closed events, but it is hoped fans will be able to join events again when it is safe to do so. The opening calendar will include holding two consecutive events at the same circuit one week apart as well as a number of back to back events. The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with the FIA and Formula 1 having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.
The revised opening 2020 calendar is as follows:
|July 3-5||FORMULA 1 ROLEX GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH (Spielberg, Austria)|
|July 10-12||FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GROSSER PREIS DER STEIERMARK (Spielberg, Austria)|
|July 17-19||FORMULA 1 ARAMCO MAGYAR NAGDÍJ (Budapest, Hungary)|
|July 31 – August 2||FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone, UK)|
|August 7-9||EMIRATES FORMULA 1 70TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIX* (Silverstone, UK)|
|August 14-16||FORMULA 1 ARAMCO GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA (Barcelona, Spain)|
|August 28-30||FORMULA 1 ROLEX BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium)|
|September 4-6||FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA (Monza, Italy)|
*In recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the first Formula 1 race to be held at Silverstone in 1950