SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) — Formula One will have a listing 22 races next year, a draft of this 2020 calendar published by the game’s U.S.-based industrial rights holders Liberty Media supported on Thursday.
“Because we had been engaged in this game in 2017, we’ve talked about creating new destination towns to expand the appeal of Formula One and in precisely the same time, consolidating our presence in Europe, the traditional home of the game,” stated Formula One Chief Executive Chase Carey.
“It’s essential for our game and supports our long-term plan “
Growth of this calendar into 22 races was widely anticipated with the futures races in Spain, Mexico and Great Britain cleared up.
Formula One teams had agreed to the growth of this calendar into 22 races.
As was anticipated, the German Grand Prix, a portion of the year’s calendar of 21 races, won’t be part of next season’s program.
Vietnam will sponsor its very first race through the streets of funds Hanoi on April 5, although the Dutch Grand Prix will create its Formula One reunite after 35 years with a run in Zandvoort on May 3.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix, held at the end of April this year, will proceed to June 7 while the Spanish Grand Prix, whose existence on the calendar has been supported on Tuesday, was awarded a May 10 date.
A bargain securing the future of this Italian Grand Prix, marked by an asterisk on the draft calendar, is now being finalized, ” the announcement said.
The race in Monza is house to the game’s hottest team Ferrari and local organisers and governments have contributed next season’s race that the move ahead.
The draft of this calendar is now submitted to the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) World Motor Sport Council on October 4 in which it’ll get final acceptance.