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BREAKING NEWS : F1 ADDS NURBURGRING, PORTIMAO AND IMOLA TO REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE

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BREAKING NEWS F1 ADDS NURBURGRING PORTIMAO AND IMOLA TO REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE

There will be three more races in October and early November. On the Nurburgring, in Portimao and on Imola will be raced.

Breaking News F1 adds Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola to revised 2020 schedule. The latest three races that will play host to Formula 1 as part of the 2020 world championship have been announced, with Portimao, Imola and the Nurburgring added to the schedule.

Portimao features on the F1 calendar for the first time, having only received a Grade 1 licence from the FIA earlier this year.

F1 has visited the Algarve region before, with a handful of test days occurring there before the start of the 2009 season.

While the circuit is brand new as an F1 race event, the sport is no stranger to Portugal – from 1984 to 1996, the country held a spot on the F1 schedule at Estoril, while it also raced Boavista in 1958 and 1960 and Monsanto in 1959.

It will run as the Portuguese Grand Prix, however it is the only venue that will sport its country’s name in the event title.

Nurburgring last hosted an F1 race in 2013, as it held the German Grand Prix every second year as part of a deal with Hockenheim.

It has also run under the European Grand Prix and the Luxembourg Grand Prix. However, this time around it will be named the Eifel Grand Prix.

Imola was a regular feature of the F1 calendar for many years, hosting a spot on the schedule from 1981 to 2006.

While it was traditionally known as the San Marino Grand Prix, for 2020 it will be named the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Going against recent traition, Imola’s weekend will be held across two days, rather than three.

2020 CONFIRMED RACES

VenueDate
Red Bull Ring, Austria3 – 5 July
Red Bull Ring, Austria10 – 12 July 
Hungaroring, Hungary17 – 19 July 
Silverstone, Great Britain31 July – 2 August
Silverstone, Great Britain7 – 9 August
Circuit-de-Catalunya, Spain 14 – 16 August 
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium28 – 30 August
Monza, Italy4 – 6 September 
Mugello, Italy11 – 13 September 
Sochi, Russia25 – 27 September 
Nurburgring, Germany9 – 11 October
Portimao, Portugal23 – 25 October
Imola, Italy31 October – 1 November

FOUR MORE RACES OFFICIALLY SCRAPPED FROM 2020 F1 CALENDAR

Formula 1 has confirmed that the four races in the entire American continents have been called off for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With the USA and Brazil making up 40% of confirmed worldwide cases and Mexico also being one of the worst affected countries, F1 has opted no to travel to the region this year.

As a result, Canada’s race weekend in Montreal has also been called off.

In a statment released on Friday, F1 confirmed that “due to the fluid nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local restrictions and the importance of keeping communities and our colleagues safe, it will not be possible to race in Brazil, USA, Mexico and Canada this season”.

The announcement came at the same time that F1 confirmed three new races for the 2020 F1 season, with the sport returning to the Nurburgring and Imola, while also travelling to Portimao for the first time.

F1 CEO Chase Carey says he wants “to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and look forward to being back with them next season when they will once again be able to thrill millions of fans around the world”.

BREAKING NEWS : F1 ADDS NURBURGRING, PORTIMAO AND IMOLA TO REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE BREAKING NEWS : F1 ADDS NURBURGRING, PORTIMAO AND IMOLA TO REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE

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