F1 Abandons Plans for 2020

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4 November 2020

Formula 1 has cancelled any plans of staging races in the US, Mexico, and Brazil until further notice. Formula 1 has regularly expressed its desire to host at least 16 races this year.

According to BBC Sport, the original plan was to host the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on October 23, with the Mexican Grand Prix following a week later and the Brazilian Grand Prix taking place on November 13. Instead F1 has slotted in three extra races in Europe, all at venues that have not held F1 recently.

Three new rounds in Germany, Portugal and Italy have been scheduled to fill the section of the calendar commonly reserved for races west of Europe. The new schedule is:

July 3-5: Austrian GP
July 10-12: Styrian GP
July 17-19: Hungarian GP
July 30-Aug. 2: British GP
Aug. 7-9: F1 70th Anniversary GP
Aug. 14-16: Spanish GP
Aug. 28-30: Belgian GP
Sept. 4-6 Italian GP
Sept. 11-13 Tuscany GP
Sept. 25-27 Russian GP
Oct. 9-11 Eifel GP
Oct. 23-25 Portuguese GP
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Emilia Romagna GP


F1 CEO Chase Carey: “We want to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and seem forward to being back again with them for the up coming period when they will the moment all over again be capable to thrill thousands and thousands of lovers around the earth.”