Formula 1’s junior categories Formula 2 and Formula 3 are hoping to begin their seasons alongside the world championship in July, RaceFans understands.Silverstone for the following rounds. Both championships were already due to appear on the F1 support bill on those weekend.
Formula 1 has targeted the Red Bull Ring’s event to hold its first race weekend of 2020 after its first 10 rounds were cancelled or postponed due to the global pandemic. The Austrian round is the first on the feeder series’ calendars which has not been called off.
The number of extra staff necessary to hold F2 and F3 races may present an obstacle. F1 is planning to hold its first races behind closed doors in order to limit the number of people who are needed to attend. However the junior series’ teams require far fewer personnel than their F1 counterparts.
F2 and F3’s first races were originally scheduled to take place as support events to the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 22nd, before it was called off. That race is now due to take place in December according to Formula 1 chairman and CEO Chase Carey.
F2 and F3 did not respond to a request for comment.
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