The delay of Formula 1 postponed the Australian and China Grand Prix this year due to the pandemic situation COVID-19. Following Formula 1, Bahrain is going to conduct their race in this season on March 28.
The second race will be on April 18 and the Italy’s Imola circuit was one of the 23-round calendar. Third race will be placed at Portugal’s Algarve circuit and it is confirmed on the date May 2.
Australia race was postponed and fixed in the new date November 21 and the race will be host in Melbourne. In case of China it has not even get a place in this year’s calendar schedule. But the source of Formula 1 gives hope that china will be included if any situation allows or if any other race not took place. To conduct the 23 races there is no enough days in this year.
Last year due to the pandemic situation the races were reduced to 23 to 17 Grand Prix in the Europe and Middle East. Because of the reduction the Australia and China Grand Prix got no chance to take part last year.
Stefano Domenicali, the new chief executive of Formula 1 said in a statement that, “There will be no changes in the number of races which took part this year”.
“We have to conduct this season with our experience and plans. Till now we didn’t get back to our normal life because of the pandemic situation which affects the whole world. But we are the first International sport to host the race in 2020 and we proof’s that we can do it safe”.
The real good news was we already postpone the Australian Grand Prix in November. We are searching some changes in the race to leave way to China to conduct their race in 2021.
The Updated Formula 1 race schedule:
- March 28 – Bahrain, Sakhir
- April 18 – Italy, Imola
- May 2 – To be confirmed
- May 9 – Spain, Barcelona
- May 23 – Monaco
- June 6 – Azerbaijan, Baku
- June 13 – Canada, Montreal
- June 27 – France, Le Castellet
- July 4 – Austria, Spielberg
- July 18 – Britain, Silverstone
- Aug 1 – Hungary, Budapest
- Aug 29 – Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps
- Sept 5 – Netherlands, Zandvoort
- Sept 12 – Italy, Monza
- Sept 26 – Russia, Sochi
- Oct 3 – Singapore
- Oct 10 – Japan, Suzuka
- Oct 24 – United States, Austin
- Oct 31 – Mexico, Mexico City
- Nov 7 – Brazil, Sao Paulo
- Nov 21 – Australia, Melbourne
- Dec 5 – Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
- Dec 12 – Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina