F1 to have a record 22-race calendar for 2020

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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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17:52

Tampa Bay Downs

Lem Me Tel Ya To Win

He has won four times from 6f to 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Resident. Expect another bold showing.

18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

Successful twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month, beating Minnesota Lucky. Another bold bid from the front beckons as he drops in class.

19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in February last year, beating Alfred The Great. The absence has to be a worry, but his stable is in form.

19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

Classy Of Course To Win

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. A winner at 5-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Don’t Fight by 3 1/2l. Expected to give another good account from on or near the pace.

20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

Speeding Starlet To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. Third of 7 behind Scarlet Bow beaten at 2-1 on her latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m in February. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Gerald Bennett. Goes well at this venue and a bold bid seems assured.

20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

Jais’s Solitude To Win

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten 6l behind March To The Arch at 8-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) in January. Drops significantly in grade and it will be disappointing if he fails to make his presence felt.

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