F1 2020 calendar: The Formula One website has added three new tracks maps to its website, hinting at races to be added to the 2020 season.
Reports have been circulating that three more European tracks will be added to the ongoing F1 seasons. The names being suggested are Portimao, Nurburgring and Imola.
So far, ten races have been confirmed for the season, with three done with – the double-header at Austria and the Hungarian Grand Prix. Mercedes won all the three races comfortably, and lead the Constructors table by a massive margin.
The next races to follow is the double-header at Silverstone, and races at Spain, Belgium and Russia. Italy also has a double header, albeit at different tracks – Monza and Mugello. This after Mugello and Sochi in Russia were added in the last update.
Now, Formula One has sent fans into overdrive after its website was found to have added the Portimao, Nurburgring and Imola track maps. Nurburbring has replaced the traditioanal German GP venue Hockenheim. Have a look:
Also Mugello got added as well as Imola:https://t.co/niFZvW5gg5
— Dominik Mišadin (@MikadiNcs) July 23, 2020
This pretty much confirms the next tranches of races to be added to the F1 2020 calendar. Fans would be excited to see the race to return to Imola and Nurburgring, and Portimao make its debut. Imola is best remembered for the fatal crash of the legendary Aryton Senna in 1994.
Is it going to be a Europe-only F1 2020 season?
According to FIA policy, a F1 season should ideally be conducted in a minimum of 3 continents. Apart from Africa and the inhabitable Antarctica, F1 races are conducted in all the continents.
But, due to the pandemic tearing apart the original schedule, this season is an exception. Races at the Americas look unlikely, with Mexico, Brazil and USA still battling with the outbreak of cases. The Canadian GP, meanwhile, has been called off.
As for Asia, races will not go ahead at Singapore and Japan, with China likely to join them. FIA is expecting Abu Dhabi and Bahrain to go through, and are pushing for Vietnam and Malaysia.