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F1: Four grand prix in Turkey, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will close the season

2020-08-25T12:52:22.973Z

In the end, the Formula 1 season will have 17 grand prix, against 22 initially planned. Even if it must desert the Americas and Asia, the discipline has, for the moment, been able to limit the damage linked to covid-19.



Four Grands Prix in Turkey (November 15), Bahrain (November 29 and December 6) and Abu Dhabi (December 13) were added on Tuesday to the 2020 Formula 1 season schedule, revised due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We can confirm that some races will be open to a limited number of fans (...) and we are working with each promoter to finalize the details", also specifies the Formula 1 promoter in a press release. Sochi, which will host the Russian GP on September 27, and Portimao, for the Portuguese GP on October 25, have notably indicated that they wish to welcome the public, while the season is currently taking place behind closed doors.

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This addition brings the number of races on the calendar to 17, compared to 22 initially scheduled. China in turn joins the list of canceled events, also announces F1. Only Vietnam, which was to host its first GP in April, is still postponed sine die. The Turkish GP will be raced at Istanbul Park, which hosted F1 seven times between 2005 and 2011. The two Bahraini rounds, the Bahrain GP and the Sakhir GP, will be contested at the usual Bahrain International Circuit. in Sakhir. Traditionally the closing race of the season, the Abu Dhabi GP will take place on the Yas Marina street circuit.

The 2020 calendar:
July 3-5: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg) winner Valtteri Bottas
July 10-12: Styrian Grand Prix (Spielberg) winner Lewis Hamilton
July 17-19: Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)  winner Lewis Hamilton
July 31-August 2: Great Britain Grand Prix (Silverstone)  winner Lewis Hamilton
August 7-9: F1 Grand Prix 70th anniversary (Silverstone) winner Max Verstappen
August 14-16: Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona )  winner Lewis Hamilton
August 28-30: Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 4-6: Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
September 11-13: Grand Prix of Tuscany (Mugello)
September 25-27: Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)
October 9-11: Eifel Grand Prix (Nürburgring)
October 23-25: Portuguese Grand Prix (Portimao)
October 31-November 1: Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix (Imola)
13-15 November: Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul)
November 27-29: Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
December 4-6: Sakhir Grand Prix (Sakhir)
December 11-13: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)

Grand Prix canceled: Australia, Monaco, France, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, United States, Mexico, Canada, China

Grand Prix postponed indefinitely: Vietnam

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