Formula 1 has confirmed the compact, two-day race weekend structure for the 13th round of the championship at Imola.As RaceFans revealed last week, instead of three practice sessions totalling four hours of running drivers will have just a single, 90-minute practice session on Saturday to prepare for qualifying and the race.
Practice will take place at 10am local time on Saturday, following by qualifying at 2pm the same day. The race will start at 1:10pm on Sunday.
The other races confirmed so far on the 2020 F1 calendar will all run to the usual, three-day event format.
Formula 1 has confirmed 13 races on its reorganised schedule so far. In a statement the championship said it expects to confirm the final races “in the coming weeks”.
The final calendar is expected to include as many as 18 races, and will conclude with events in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in mid-December. Imola is one of four venues not part of the original schedule which have been added to the roster of races, along with Mugello, Autodromo do Algarve and the Nurburgring.
The Sepang International Circuit, which held the Malaysian Grand Prix between 1999 and 2017, is understood to have decided against seeking a return to the calendar.
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