F1 officially confirmed the racing schedule for 8 opening stages of the 2020 season on its official fan page. Accordingly, the first two races will take place in Austria, the third will take place in Hungary, the 4-5 in the UK, the 6th in Spain, the 7th in Belgium and the 8th in Italy.
All races are performed without spectators, with the highest safety and epidemic prevention measures. The members will be tested for viruses before moving to the races and continuously during the course. Teams will rent private jets, keep their distance from each other, and stay in different hotels, travel by bus to minimize public exposure.
The remaining races will be announced in the coming weeks. F1 expects to have about 15-18 races for this season. FIA approved a ceiling budget cut for the F1 2021 race and a new sliding ratio rule with aerodynamic testing
The FIA International Automobile Federation has approved the ceiling budgets of F1 racing teams after cutting and new sliding ratio rules with aerodynamic testing after voting at the World Motor Sports Council (FIA World).
The ceiling budget has been agreed by the racing teams and management boards, but after Wednesday’s voting results for the 2021 ceiling, the ceiling is reduced from $ 175 million per year to $ 145 million, and the roadmap of further cuts in subsequent years.
The new ceiling is the response to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, causing the 2020 season to be postponed and greatly affects the financial situation of the racing teams.
Wind tunnel test will apply the new sliding rate from next year
Another important announcement from Wednesday’s voting results regarding the development of a new sliding rate for aerodynamic testing will also be given for the 2021 season. The final table after the end of the season will allow more time for wind tunnel aerodynamics testing.
This new move will help close the gap between teams and reduce the competitive gap of large teams compared to teams with narrower financial resources.
FIA also announced a new law impacting undercarriage when exposed to the surface of racing cars by 2021.