F1 has unveiled a record 22-race calendar for its 2020 season. The German Grand Prix has been dropped but the out-of-contract Italian GP is keeping its place in the line up.
The 2020 schedule, will include the addition of the Vietnam GP, making Vietnam the 34th country to stage an F1 Grand Prix. It will also see the return of the Dutch GP at Zandvoort, it’s first F1 race since 1985. There will remain a four-week summer break in August, but the season will include seven pairs of back-to-back races.
It’s with great pleasure that today we publish the draft 2020 calendar. It’s the year in which the series that is the pinnacle of motorsport celebrates its seventieth anniversary with, for the first time, a 22 race calendar.
It is significant for our sport and confirms our long-term strategy. Since we became involved in this sport in 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula 1 and at the same time, consolidating our presence in Europe, the traditional home of the sport.
The season with a record 22 Grands Prix has received unanimous support from the FIA and all the teams and clearly demonstrates the confidence that exists in the future of our sport.F1 CEO Chase Carey
F1’s 2020 calendar remains subject to approval by the World Motor Sport Council, while the Italian round at Monza does yet not have a contract in place for next year – but according to F1’s statement said contract is “currently being finalised”. Australia, Great Britain and Spain have all renewed their contracts, as well as the more recent and spectacular Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Mexico City will continue to host a race for the next 3 years under the new title of “Mexico City Grand Prix”.
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