'New Triple Header with Mugello and Portimao will be announced this week'

29-06-2020 07:43 | Updated: 29-06-2020 07:55
by Editorial Team
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'New Triple Header with Mugello and Portimao will be announced this week'

For the time being, the Formula 1 calendar still consists of eight races, but F1 wants to make at least fifteen of them. This goes step by step and a new announcement is expected prior to the Austrian Grand Prix.

Another Triple Header

Rumours have been circulating for some time now, but according to RaceFans.net more will be announced about the continuation of the Formula 1 season in the run-up to the first Grand Prix of 2020. We shouldn't expect a full calendar yet, but we should already have a new Triple Header, as can be seen in the first part of the calendar.

After the Belgian Grand Prix, there will be another week off and then another Triple Header. The plan is to travel to Russia first, but for the time being the question is whether one can already race in Russia. Formula 1 would still be a bit cautious with races outside Europe and Russia is a case of doubt in that respect.

Hockenheim as stand-in

However, the circuit in Sochi is far outside everything that lives, which means that an F1 race can be organised on the former Olympic Park. However, the effects of the coronavirus are still very noticeable in Russia, so it is questionable whether it is wise to race there.

Hockenheim is the potential replacement for Russia, should it not be possible to race outside Europe. Hockenheim seems to be an alternative for multiple races, but already told GPblog.com that they can't keep a spot on the calendar forever. So F1 will have to make a quick decision about that.

Two new circuits

The other two races seem to be as good as fixed. Mugello and the Autódromo do Algarve in Portugal should complete the Triple Header. Mugello was already used for a test of Ferrari last week and the Portuguese circuit in Portimao already confirmed to GPblog.com that there were talks with Formula 1.

What the calendar looks like after those three races is still unknown. China, according to Helmut Marko, would already be on the calendar with two races and Abu Dhabi and Bahrain also seem to be a certainty. This would bring Formula 1 to fifteen races, with which the target for the calendar has already been achieved.

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