Austria and England are the most likely candidates to host 4 opening stages of the Formula 1 (F1) season in 2020.
On April 27, Mr. Chase Carey, President of F1 World, sent a letter to partners to inform about the expected schedule of this year’s F1 season.
According to Mr. Carey, the first race of this season is expected to be held in Austria from July 3-5, after which the next races are scheduled to take place in continental Asia, Europe (Eurasia), Asia and the US in September, October and November.
Plans are underway so the season can start in Austria with two consecutive races on the weekends on July 5 and 12, before F1 to the UK and two more consecutive races at the end of July or early August if the governments of the two countries approve.
The Austrian government and the Styrian government have now confirmed they will not prevent the Red Bull Ring from holding a race in July, provided the race takes place behind closed doors with a minimum number of employees that attend
In fact, it also depends on the implementation of strict safety measures, including having all teams previously undergo medical examinations and those with negative results given special passports. allow them to go to Austria.
It should be added that to ensure the schedule does not fall below 10 races, Liberty Media is planning to organize consecutive races on consecutive weekends at the same venue, with employees of teams, radio and television are all isolated in the hotel between the races.
According to the assessment, the Spielberg area is an ideal location for the first race because the Austrian government not only started to relax socially but the Red Bull Ring race is located in the countryside, far from populated areas. Spielberg also has a local airport on site, allowing for easy access without compromising the health of the locals.
F1 Silverstone International Racetrack in England
Likewise is the British Silverstone race track, which is expected to hold 2 consecutive races in 2 consecutive weeks and has no fans, the media. It is expected this week that the British government will discuss the timing for some sporting events to take place, although the rules for social spacing are only relaxed by the end of May.
At least the F1 can take place will bring hope to the racing teams and fans after months of social separation.