Styrian GP 2020: What is the Styrian Grand Prix 2020? the Sportsrus explains F1’s second Austrian race in the revised 2020 calendar.
Due to the sudden alterations and improvisations in the F1 2020 calendar because of the ongoing COVID-19 crises, the first two races of the season were decided to be organized in Austria.
Hence reducing the bulk of racing in the few chosen destinations allowing races with other nations not willing to organize F1 racing because of state guidelines.
With the traditional Austrian GP acting as the 2020 opener, a second race at the Red Bull Ring will take place on the following weekend with the same format and schedule in place.
Why is it called the Styrian GP 2020?
With each F1 race obligated to have a unique name for its Grand Prix during a season, the series has often in past used unusual race titles over the years.
From Imola hosting the San Marino Grand Prix despite not being located in the microstate to the inventively named Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas, F1 has often adopted different race names when countries have hosted more than one Grand Prix in a season.
With the first race in Australia already named as the Austrian GP, the second race is named as the Styrian GP dedicated to the region where the race is being organized.
What a day! We get to do it all again next week! Roll on the #StyrianGP 😊💪
— Team Mercedes (@_TeamMercedes) July 5, 2020
Which other countries organizing more than one race this season?
The United Kingdom has already agreed to organize a doubleheader this season. The first race next month will dedicate the completion of 70 years of the Grand Prix.
Whereas, in the following week, the second race will be in honour to the start of the World Championship, on a track which organized its first race.
Has any other circuit organized two races in a season?
The answer is no, it is for the first time in the history of F1 when one single track is organizing two races in a season, organizing it consecutively seems strange itself, considering it has never been done before.
However, in the years of non-championship races, circuits would occasionally be revisited in a year but only one was considered to be an F1 world championship grand Prix.