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How many races will F1 2020 have?

Has F1 racing ever experienced a situation like the 2020 season with the affect of a big pandemic? In your history, has any F1 season had so few races?

The F1 racing season has lost eight races, and given the current complex situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing schedule is still uncertain. Photo: Autosport

Like all other sporting events, the 2020 Formula 1 race schedule is heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and it is increasingly likely that the season will be severely narrowed.

All races originally scheduled, from the season’s opening race to the Canadian Grand Prix on June 14, were canceled or postponed. This means the 2020 season has lost eight races, and given the current complex situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing schedule is still uncertain.

While this is sad for the entire motorsport community, a shorter season is not necessarily less appealing. History F1 has experienced many boring long seasons when only one driver or team almost dominated the scoreboard, with the “all winning” results.

However, there are short seasons but each race is extremely interesting. If the 2020 race is shortened, each race could become a classic event to be remembered.

How many races will the F1 2020 season have?

Recently, F1 CEO Chase Carey announced that he hoped the 2020 season would consist of 15-18 races, starting around summer and ending later than the original expected 11/29. By turning the riders’ summer vacation in March and April, F1 can still be played without interruption if the pandemic is relieved.

A schedule of 15-18 races will make the 2020 season have the same length as the 1990s, an equally exciting era with few races. However, with the current instability, it is impossible to predict exactly how the 2020 season will take place and when it is really safe to continue to host sporting events.

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F1 organizers announce the schedule of the 2020 season

After much effort, the F1 organizers finally set the schedule for the 2020 season with the first 8 races.

The F1 2020 racing season has yet to start due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many races being postponed or even canceled. After much effort, the tournament organizers have finally set the season opening date in the new context.

F1 organizers announce the schedule

Accordingly, the first race of the F1 2020 season will be held in Austria from July 3-5 and the second race will continue in Austria one week later (July 10-12). The next week, the third race will be held in Hungary (July 17-19).

The fourth and fifth stages of the F1 season will be held at the famous Silverstone racecourse in the UK (July 31 to August 2 and August 7-9). The next leg of the race in Spain will be held (August 14-16).

After the first 6 races, the teams will take a week off before starting the races in Belgium (August 28-30) and Italy (4-6 September). Currently, the F1 organizers have only temporarily scheduled the events of the first 8 races and will update more in the future.

Thus, the fate of the F1 race in some countries has not been determined yet in 2020. According to Inside Racing, the organizers are still looking for a reasonable schedule for the F1 racing in these countries in the near future.

Recently, the F1 organizers have issued five basic rules to bring the races back. It is testing all the participants in the race, minimizing the number of people attending a race, trying to keep a distance and isolate themselves when moving from airports and hotels … it is the races that will be held in a state of no audience.

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F1 racing postpones the time of applying the new standard (Part 2)

Development of the car according to the new standard can only start from 2021.

Maintaining the chassis for two consecutive years presents an interesting challenge for McLaren, who will move the engine supplier from Renault to Mercedes, despite the 2021 specification being pushed back by one year.

Each Power unit of each manufacturer has a different structure and shape, so it will not be simple to remove the Renault engine and put the Mercedes into “a note”.

New financial standard 2021

New regulations on costs have been in place since 2021, specifically the annual budget limit of $ 175 million – which includes costs related to the car’s performance. From there, racing teams will be forced to research and develop new cars by 2022 – according to the new technical regulations – within the new F1 budget constraint framework.

This is a move to help the game be more balanced, there is no too big gap between “sponsored” racing teams from the big car industry and small, independent racing teams get great development resources.

Pre-test in 2021 season

Changing the start time of the new specification will also cause the test plan to change. The need for the test will be somewhat reduced as the teams understand their cars during the 2020 season (if the races are conducted).

Another option is that the teams will take advantage of this test to give young drivers a chance to prepare and develop the team to have valuable driving time and provide quality feedback rather than when they Only run on the emulator. Further discussions on issues related to cost savings will be held in the coming weeks per months.

The race, traditionally held in the last week of May, has been on the annual racing schedule since 1955 to the present (starting in 1929). In addition, according to the Monaco Automobile Club (ACM), they also canceled the historic Monaco GP leg, which took place two weeks earlier. The reason is because it is impossible to organize the race at a different time than expected.

The organization will be difficult because this is a street race, if it takes place at an unusual time will affect many aspects for the surrounding places.

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F1 racing postpones the time of applying the new standard (Part 1)

The F1 world is actively preparing to enter an era of completely new standards starting in 2021. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing development disruptions and photo disruptions. significantly. Since then, FIA, F1 and related parties have agreed to come to a decision to postpone the time of applying the new standard to 2022.

The meeting between FIA, F1 and 10 teams on March 19 discussed the current pandemic situation and the impact of the pandemic this season, as well as a proposal to postpone the scheduled launch time. New standards later than 1 year.

The 2020 car will continue to be used in 2021

All agree that this is the most appropriate direction at the moment, with the hope of helping to reduce the financial burden on racing teams, especially when their revenue stream is reduced less due to fewer races taking place.

Official announcement issued by FIA: “All stakeholders discussed further the current situation of the 2020 season and the options that F1 will respond to the global pandemic challenges COVID-19 brings. again.”

In addition to the current financial situation, racing teams have agreed to use the 2020 car chassis for the 2021 season and suspend the development of other parts to be discussed later.

As noted above, the 2020 technical regulation will be rolled over to the 2021 season with further details to be discussed. The most significant of which is that the chassis of this season will continue to be used next year.

In addition, the development of aerodynamics under the new standard will be banned until the end of 2020. Thus, the racing team can only start researching new technical regulations from next year. The move is aimed at helping financially hard-hit teams “breathe” during these difficult times.

McLaren will need to have another plan to get the Mercedes “home” engine in its new car and this project will surely create a significant expense.

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Austria and England are most likely to organize 4 opening stages

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.

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Racing in the UK

F1 plans to organize three consecutive routes in the UK

The F1 organizers want to organize three consecutive races in the UK, to cover the financial deficit because of Covid-19, according to Racefans.

After the meeting between FIA and F1 on 16/4, this year’s F1 season can start from the Austrian stage. While most European countries have closed the border indefinitely, Austria has begun to relax the border this week. The race for the Red Bull Ring is scheduled for July 5, but is subject to change.

After that, Liberty Media – the owner of F1 – plans to organize three consecutive races at Silverstone racecourse. These races will have no spectators, to ensure the safety of participants. The race is still broadcast on television, or over the internet.

Silverstone can take place in three consecutive races this season

The three races at Silverstone in four weeks also help the team reduce travel costs. There are seven out of 10 racing teams based in the UK. And Ferrari, Alpha Tauri and Alfa Romeo will arrange accommodation near Silverstone.

The F1 Organizing Committee also drafts the cost and aerodynamic regulations, making it possible for racing teams to attend the entire season.

Silverstone was the opening stage of the first season in F1 history, in 1950. Mercedes has won six of the last seven seasons here.

Sebastian Vettel and McLaren boss want F1 back later than expected

Sebastian Vettel and McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl agreed that F1 should not rush back. Both insisted that Formula 1 racing should only be official once all teams and staff members of the tournament were safe.

The Covid-19 pandemic made the F1 2020 season severely affected with 8 races canceled and postponed. Although Sebastian Vettel admits he is very competitive in F1 cars, Ferrari drivers insist that the collective sport needs maximum safety.

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Lando Norris – a news prodigy of England in F1 car racing

The mist racing F1 sports fan is probably no longer worried about a future successor to Lewis Hamilton’s throne because they have the prodigy Lando Norris.

Lando Norris was born in 1999 in Bristol and has Anglo-Belgian nationality, his father Adam Norris is one of Bristol’s richest people and the 501st richest person in England. His family then moved to Glastonbury to allow him to pursue his racing career.

After initially having an interest in motor racing, Norris switched from preferring to 4-wheel racing when his father took him and his brother to watch a Super 1 Kart National Championship at the local racetrack. He started his racing career at the age of 7 when he won podium at his first national event.

In 2013, Norris won the World Karting Championships held in Bahrain, WSK Euro Series and CIK-FIA European and CIK-FIA Supercup. The following year, he won the CIK-FIA KF World Championship, with Ricky Flynn Motorsport, thereby making him the youngest world championship winner.

F1 career of Lando Norris

In February 2017, Norris was signed as a young racer with McLaren. In August 2017, he tested the McLaren F1 in a mid-season test and had the second fastest lap on the second test day at Hungaroring.In November 2017, Norris became the driver of the project.

Official McLaren equipment for the F1 2018 season. On August 24, 2018, Norris participated in the 1st free trial race at the Belgian Grand Prix for McLaren, driving No. 47. On September 3, 2018, Norris had was notified to drive for McLaren for the Formula One World Championship 2019, in partnership with Carlos Sainz Jr.

Norris finished 12th in his first race in Australia, and the next race in Bahrain, he made a strong effort to finish 6th, scoring the first point at F1. In the Chinese Grand Prix, he was the first to give up and finish in 8th place at the race in Azerbaijan.

In Japan, Norris started in 5th place but collided with Alexander Albon so he only finished in 11th place. At the next race in Mexico, Norris’ bad luck continued while in fifth place. 7, an improperly fitted wheel made him give up.

Norris finished the season with three other strong drives leading to the end of the consecutive point. Norris finished his first season at 11th place in the championship with 49 points, behind teammate Sainz. In July 2019, Norris signed a multi-year contract to stay with McLaren for next season and more.

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British Grand Prix

Things You Might not Have Known about British Grand Prix

Memorable Moments:

  • 1994: Michael Schumacher disobeyed the rules and ignored a five-second penalty
  • 1987: Nigel Mansell’s finest hour as he overtook team-mate Nelson Piquet with just two laps remaining
  • 1960: Graham Hill lost the Grand Prix just five laps from winning with brake failure
  • 1950: f1 was born at Silverstone where Giuseppe Farina, an Italian racer, was victorious

The British Grand Prix is one of the f1 calendar’s oldest races and the UK is home (either in full or part) to eight of the competing teams including Williams, Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, and Force India. The British Grand Prix has never failed in providing drama for spectators who can get their hands on tickets to the coveted F1 race at Silverstone Circuit.

As any F1 racing fans knows, nothing beats the amazing atmosphere that can only be found as the British Grand Prix comes home to Silverstone. This reaches fever-pitch everytime when there is a Brit in the racing line-up.

Silverstone circuit also provides some wonderful racing opportunities for both driver and spectator as well. The track used to be a former World War II aerodrome, it is fast and a quick lap time requires finesse and bravery from the racing drivers. Many of them consider the corners at Silverstone circuit to be some of the best in Formula One, especially at the start of the race.

Over the three race days, Silverstone circuit always attracts a bigger crowd of grand prix racing fans than any other race in the f1 calendar. Because race days are always busy so it is wise to get to Silverstone as soon as possible. If you have a Grandstand seat, you can afford to arrive later but if you have to stand, the flag-mad fans tend to set up very early, particularly around the Luffield part of the circuit.

About British Grand Prix 2020:

When: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July, 2020

Where: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN