Two more races added to the F1 2020 calendar
Two more races have been added to the Formula 1 2020 calendar. There will be a debut for Italy's Mugello circuit to mark Ferrari's 1,000th race. Mugello in Tuscany will follow the Italian GP at Monza, on September 11-13. Meanwhile, the Russian GP in Sochi confirmed for its original slot of September 25-27. Here are further details.
With the two additions, there are 10 confirmed races so far this year. F1 is working towards a schedule of between 15 and 18 races to conclude in December. "We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent weeks," said F1 chairman Chase Carey.
Carey said they are looking forward to being back in Sochi, besides being excited for Mugello. "The Russian Grand Prix is major moment in our season and we are looking forward to being back in Sochi in September. We are equally excited to see Formula 1 race for the first time at Mugello, an occasion that will mark Ferrari's 1,000th Grand Prix," he added.
COMPLETED: Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring. THIS WEEKEND: Styrian GP, Red Bull Ring. July 19: Hungarian GP, Budapest. August 2: British GP, Silverstone. August 9: 70th Anniversary GP, Silverstone. August 16: Spanish GP, Barcelona. August 30: Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps. September 6: Italian GP, Monza. September 13: Tuscan GP, Mugello. September 27: Russian GP, Sochi. The F1 2020 season started late due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Mugello is owned by Ferrari and will become the third Italian circuit to host a race after Monza and Imola. Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto feels to race at Mugello is an incredible opportunity. "To be able to celebrate an extraordinary anniversary like the thousandth GP for Scuderia Ferrari at our own home at Mugello is an incredible opportunity," he said.