Formula 1 already has its climax: Turkey and three more appointments, end in mid-December and some public

Formula 1 already has its climax: Turkey and three more appointments, end in mid-December and some public

The championship will finally have 17 great prizes and China, which was postponed by Covid-19, is permanently suspended

Formula 1 already has its climax: Turkey and three more appointments, end in mid-December and some public

Except for surprise or setback, the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship will finally have 17 grand prizes, five fewer than those scheduled before the coronavirus pandemic, but 17, after all. The last to arrive were Turkey, which had not held a race since 2011, Bahrain, where two rounds will be held, and the culmination in Abu Dhabi on December 13. And, above all, the open door for there to be a partial opening for fans at some great prizes.

“We can confirm that several races in the 2020 season will be open to a limited number of fans and we are working with each promoter to finalize the details. While we want to see as many fans as possible and safe, our priority remains the safety of the race. Formula 1 community and the places we visit, “said the F1 promoter in a statement, where it was revealed how the World Cup will close. China , which had been postponed in its day, is permanently suspended. Only Vietnam , scheduled for April, remains postponed, although its final cancellation will not take long to take place.

Sochi , which will host the Russian GP, on September 27, and Portimao , for the Portuguese GP, on October 25, expressed their willingness to welcome the public, while the season is currently running behind closed doors.

Massa's record

Since 2011, a race has not been held at the Turkish Istanbul Park circuit. On that occasion Sebastian Vettel won, riding his Red Bull, on his way to the second of his four consecutive crowns. The record for victories there, in the seven editions that have been contested since 2005, is held by Felipe Massa , who took three consecutive races (2006-08).

The closing of the season will take place in the middle of the desert. With two races in Bahrain , the Bahrain GP itself (November 29) and the Sakhir GP , on the same asphalt, on December 6. As is traditional, the Abu Dhabi GP will end the season at the Yas Marina circuit, although it will do so about the start of winter, on December 13.

NEW RACES CONFIRMED

14th) November 13-15: Grand Prix of Turkey.

15th) November 27-29: Bahrain Grand Prix.

16th) 4-6 December: Sakhir Grand Prix.

17th) December 11-13: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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