F1 calendar confirmed for 2020

The 2020 Formula 1 calendar was signed off by the FIA at its World Motorsport Council on Friday, with a record 22 races confirmed.

The season will get underway at its usual opener in Melbourne, Australia on March 15, and will end in Abu Dhabi on November 29.

Two new events have been added to the calendar for next year, with the addition of the Vietnam Grand Prix at Hanoi on April 5, and the Netherlands Grand Prix on May 3, although both are subject to the circuits receiving homologation.

The remainder of the calendar remains largely unchanged from this year’s schedule with the British Grand Prix retaining its mid-summer slot on July 19.

The World Motorsport Council also confirmed that they have discussed a number of changes to the 2020 Sporting Regulations and they will be proposed to the Council for an e-vote.

The Council was also presented with a detailed proposal for the 2021 Sporting, Technical and Financial Regulations, with enough information being presented for an e-vote to take place, and for the regulations to be published by October 31.

It was also confirmed that the Grand Prix Driver’s Association will receive a permanent seat at Drivers’ Commission meetings as part of the FIA’s commitment to ensuring drivers’ views are heard on a range of important sporting and safety matters, as well as accident investigation.

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*Subject to circuit homologation