Formula 1 has confirmed the arrival of Portimão along with the return of the Nürburgring and Imola in the recent revision of the 2020 calendar.
The 2020 F1 calendar is expected to have between 15 to 18 races with the intention to end the season in the Gulf during December.
|October 9-11||FORMULA 1 ARAMCO GROSSER PREIS DER EIFEL – Nürburgring|
|October 23-25||FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX – Portimão|
|October 31 – November 1||FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAN PREMIO DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA – Imola|
The venues for the remaining rounds are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
They have also confirmed that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and circumstances, F1 will not be racing in the Americas.
This means that there will be no Grand Prix in Brazil, USA, Mexico, and Canada.
Both Imola and the Nürburgring GP (and the Nordschleife) have featured on the Formula 1 calendar in the past.
Imola was last on the calendar in 2006 when it hosted the San Marino Grand Prix, a race in which Michael Schumacher won, followed by championship rival Fernando Alonso, and McLaren-Mercedes’ Juan Pablo Montoya.
Portimão only received its FIA Grade 1 track status within the last year, initiating early rumours of its F1 potential as a host venue for a grand prix in Portugal.
Nüburgring last hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix back in 2013 where Sebastian Vettel sought victory in his RB9/Red Bull-Renault.
Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We are pleased that we continue to make strong progress in finalising our plans for the 2020 season and are excited to welcome Nürburgring, Portimão and Imola to the revised calendar.
“We want to thank the promoters, the teams, and the FIA for their full support in our efforts to bring our fans exciting racing this season during an unprecedented time.
“We also want to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and look forward to being back with them next season when they will once again be able to thrill millions of fans around the world.”
|F1 2020 Calendar||Country||Circuit|
|Round 1||Austria||Red Bull Ring|
|Round 2||Austria||Red Bull Ring|
|Round 4||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|Round 5||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|Round 10||Russia||Sochi Autodrom|
|Round 11||Germany||Nürburgring GP|