28 Aug 2020

FINAL RACES ADDED TO COMPLETE THE 2020 FORMULA 1 SEASON

As the teams prepare for what is probably the most anticipated race of the Formula 1 calendar at Spa this weekend, Formula One Management has announced the final 4 races in additional to the 13 already scheduled in the revised 2020 F1 calendar.

The full calendar of 17 races is now as follows:

  • Round 1 Formula 1 Rolex Grosser Preis von Osterreich, The Red Bull Ring, Austria – July 3-5
  • Round 2 Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark, The Red Bull Ring, Austria – July 10-12
  • Round 3 Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydij, The Hungaroring, Hungary – July 17-19
  • Round 4 Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix, Silverstone, UK – July 31 – August 2
  • Round 5 Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Silverstone, UK – August 7-9
  • Round 6 Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio de EspanA, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain – August 14-16
  • Round 7 Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium – August 28-30
  • Round 8 Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia, Monza, Italy – September 4-6
  • Round 9 Formula 1 Gran Premio Del-La Toscana Ferrari 1000, Mugello, Italy – September 11-13
  • Round 10 Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix 2020, Sochi, Russia – September 25-27
  • Round 11 Formula 1 Aramaco Grosser Preis Der Eifel, Nurburgring, Germany – October 9-11
  • Round 12 Formula 1 Heineken Portuguese Grand Prix, Portimau, Portugal – October 23-25
  • Round 13 Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio Dell’Emilia Romagna, Imola, Italy – October 31 – November 1
  • Round 14 Formula 1 DHL Turkish Grand Prix, Intercity Istanbul Park, Turkey – November 13-15
  • Round 15 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Bahrain International Circuit, Kingdom of Bahrain – November 27-29
  • Round 16 Formula 1 Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix, Bahrain International Circuit, Kingdom of Bahrain – December 4-6
  • Round 17 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi – December 11-13

This announcement is the final instalment bringing the season to a respectable series of 17 races. Formula 1 had to ensure this season had a sufficient number of races to complete the season with credibility and the management at Formula 1 should be given credit for their efforts in achieving this.

A statement from Formula 1 said: “We can confirm that Turkey, Bahrain (hosting two races), and Abu Dhabi will be part of the revised season and want to express our thanks to the hard work of all our promoters and partners in making this 17-race season possible.

“Sadly, we will not be racing in China this season and want to thank our partner Juss Sports for their support and engagement in recent months and hugely look forward to returning to Shanghai next year.”

“We can confirm that a number of races in the revised 2020 season will be open to a limited number of fans, including hospitality, and we are working with each promoter to finalise the details.

“While we want to see as many fans as possible return as soon as it is safe to do so, our priority remains the safety of the Formula 1 community and the communities we visit, and we review fan access on this basis.

“Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic we continue to maintain close dialogue with all promoters and local authorities to ensure we operate in the safest way possible and monitor each national situation closely – including travel restrictions and local health procedures.”

Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, added: “We are proud to announce that Turkey, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will be part of our 2020 season.

“This year has presented Formula 1 and the world with an unprecedented challenge and we want to pay tribute to everyone across Formula 1, the FIA, the teams, and our partners who have made this possible.

“While we are all disappointed that we have not been able to return to some of our planned races this year we are confident our season has started well and will continue to deliver plenty of excitement with traditional, as well as new, races that will entertain all our fans.”

Overall, these additions to the season show that Formula 1 is making every effort to complete a meaningful 2020 World Championship and looking forward to 2021 where it is hoped racing will return to a degree of normality.

JDC is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Formula 1 in 2021 for what is expected to be a very exciting and closely run season. If you’d like to experience any of the races on the 2020 (tba) or 2021 calendar, then take a look at our Paddock Club™ hospitality packages or contact JDC Promotions and let us build a bespoke package for you and your guests.

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