In addition to the above races are four other races in Hungary on July 19, Spain on August 16, Belgium on August 30 and Italy on September 6.
New racing schedule
As mentioned, the 8 minimum races are enough to call this the 2020 season. Of course, the goal of F1 will not stop here and they are discussing to see how the season is completed. Said CEO Chase Carey, they will announce the full race schedule “in the coming weeks” and the current situation looks very optimistic.
Although the schedule of 8 races does not have the original races as planned, this does not mean that the replacement of these races cannot take place. In the immediate future, the possibility for F1 to organize another race after 8 races could be in Russia’s Sochi (the original plan was September 27).
Meanwhile, because Singapore, Azerbaijan and Japan have recently canceled their races, this means other tracks in Europe need to be announced soon. Such as Mugello and Imola, both in Italy, and Autodromo do Algarve in Portugal may be an alternative or additional option depending on the situation.
Almost immediately, Haas team leader Guenther Steiner revealed that F1 could announce the second race group next week. “The only thing I know is that the end of the season will definitely end in the Middle East, with Abu Dhabi and Bahrain; the rest, I don’t know much, ”Steiner said. “F1 is trying to arrange and I think, at least, we will have more racing schedules, maybe not complete, next week.”
It is likely that the race schedule will have adjustments due to the number of corona virus infections and deaths that do not show signs of declining in the Americas, where the races are scheduled to take place in the US, Mexico and Brazil. Of these, the United States and Brazil occupy the top two positions in corona virus cases.
In contrast, China was mentioned for organizing two races and Vietnam could hold another one at the end of November after the initial plan on April 5 was postponed due to a request for social distance. festival. It is expected that the races will take place in Mexico and Brazil, however, due to the strong outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in these two countries, F1 will consider whether to take the race to Hanoi or no matter what, the season is likely to end in Asia with races in Bahrain (possibly 2 races if needed) and at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.