The 2020 F1 calendar has been announced, containing a record-breaking 22 races.
Next year’s season will see the addition of two rounds in Vietnam and the Netherlands. With only Germany’s race at the Hockenheimring dropping off the 2020 calendar, the schedule has reached a new peak.
The championship will open on March 15th at Melbourne and will be followed immediately by round two in Bahrain. After that the championship’s two new races will follow within the two months of the season.
F1 will make its first visit to Hanoi for the Vietnam Grand Prix on April 5th. The championship will then return to Zandvoort for the first time in 35 years on May 3rd. This will open the ‘European season’ before the championship moves on to Spain one week later, the Circuit de Catalunya‘s race having secured a late, one-year extension to its F1 contract.
The races in Azerbaijan and Canada will also be run back-to-back, which is likely to prove the most logistically challenging double-header of the year. As this year the races at Spa and Monza, Singapore and Sochi, and Austin and Mexico City will also be held on consecutive weekends.
Italy’s round of the championship is listed as being “subject to contract”. The calendar also requires the official approval of the World Motor Sport Council including an amendment to the Sporting Regulations, which currently stipulates a maximum of 21 races.
2020 F1 calendar
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Mar 13-15||Forum|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||Mar 20-22||Forum|
|3||Vietnamese Grand Prix||Apr 3-5||Forum|
|4||Chinese Grand Prix||Apr 17-19||Forum|
|5||Dutch Grand Prix||May 1-3||Forum|
|6||Spanish Grand Prix||May 8-10||Forum|
|7||Monaco Grand Prix||May 21-24||Forum|
|8||Azerbaijani Grand Prix||Jun 5-7||Forum|
|9||Canadian Grand Prix||Jun 12-14||Forum|
|10||French Grand Prix||Jun 26-28||Forum|
|11||Austrian Grand Prix||Jul 3-5||Forum|
|12||British Grand Prix||Jul 17-19||Forum|
|13||Hungarian Grand Prix||Jul 31-Aug 2||Forum|
|14||Belgian Grand Prix||Aug 28-30||Forum|
|15||Italian Grand Prix||Sep 4-6||Forum|
|16||Singapore Grand Prix||Sep 18-20||Forum|
|17||Russian Grand Prix||Sep 25-27||Forum|
|18||Japanese Grand Prix||Oct 9-11||Forum|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||Oct 23-25||Forum|
|20||United States Grand Prix||Oct 30-Nov 1||Forum|
|21||Brazilian Grand Prix||Nov 13-15||Forum|
|22||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Nov 27-29||Forum|
2020 F1 season
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- Bottas vs Rosberg: Hamilton’s Mercedes team mates compared after 78 races each
- F1 revenues fell by $877 million in Covid-struck 2020 season
- Hamilton and Mercedes finally announce new deal for 2021 season
- F1 audience figures “strong” in 2020 despite dip in television viewers