Nurburgring Grand Prix 2020: Reports are surfacing that the German GP is one of three races that could be added to the 2020 F1 calendar.
The Formula One season is in full swing, with the Austrian, Styrian and Hungarian GP done with. There are seven more confirmed races to go, as listed below. Mugello and Sochi are the latest addition to the 2020 calendar.
|August 2||Silverstone, Britain|
|August 9||Silverstone, Britain|
|August 16||Barcelona, Spain|
|August 30||Spa, Belgium|
|September 6||Monza, Italy|
|September 13||Mugello, Italy|
|September 27||Sochi, Russia|
Races to be confirmed in the next batch
The FIA and the Formula One Management are working tirelessly to make this a full-fledged season. They have been in talks with numerous heads of states regarding the same. There have been multiple breakthroughs, reports are to be believed.
Nurburgring, according to RaceFans sources, is going to be a certain addition to the calendar. As per their report, a spokesperson for the circuit confirmed they are in touch with FIA and FOM. The German track will play home to four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who is in his last season with Ferrari.
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Portimao in Portugal would be the next addition, and will make its F1 debut. Ross Brawn had last month given a strong hint that Portimao could indeed be included in the revised scheduled.
A third Italian race venue is likely to be added this season, after Monza and the Ferrari-owned Mugello. The track in discussion is Imola, which hosted the iconic San Marino GP from 1980 to 2006. Imola will always be remembered for the tragic death of F1 legend Aryton Senna in 1994.
On the flip side, the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai could be called off after suggestions that the administration does not want to risk a risk-emergence of the coronavirus. China was earlier confident of hosting a double-header this season.
The Spanish GP in Barcelona will go ahead, though, after initial reports of it being replaced with the Silverstone GP. This would have resulted in a triple-header at Silverstone, a first in F1 history.