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Formula 1 set to resume with Austrian double header

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Formula 1 will resume its 2020 season with 8 races starting in Austria on 5 July. The season was called off in wake of the COVID-19 crisis that brought entire world into standstill.

According to a report by BBC Sport, the championship would begin across three consecutive weekends – two in Austria on 5 and 12 July and a third in Hungary.

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The 8 races would be held behind the closed doors and in adherence with the safety guidelines.

Italian Grand Prix will end European season

According to the F1 official website, the Austrian Grand Prix will be followed by the Hungarian Grand Prix next week.

There will be break of two weeks before the next Grand Prix events will resume in Britain and events in Spain, Belgium and Italy. Italaian Grand Prix will end the European season of the race.

F1 2020 calendar

  • 3-5 July – Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring)
  • 10-12 July – Steiermark Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring)
  • 17-19 July – Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring)
  • 31 July-2 August – British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
  • 7-9 August – 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (Silverstone)
  • 14-16 August – Spanish Grand Prix
  • 28-30 August – Belgian Grand Prix
  • 4-6 September – Italian Grand Prix

Remaining schedule to be announced soon

F1 in an statement on its official website hoped that schedules for remaining season will be announced soon.

“F1 will be finalising the details of the wider calendar and hope to publish that in the coming weeks with an expectation of having a total of 15-18 races before completing the season in December,” F1’s Official Website wrote.

F1 also said that the health and safety would be top priority during the event and currently the races will be held without spectators. However, it hopes fans will be able to attend again when it is safe to do so.

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