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F1 racing confirms the schedule of the first 8 racing tracks

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.

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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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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.