Formula 1 has announced that next year’s world championship will have a record 22 races on the schedule.
The draft calendar for the 2020 season, F1’s 70th anniversary, has been released and it will be submitted for approval during the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on 4 October.
As is now normal the season is set to start in Australia, will resume after the summer break in Belgium and end in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
There will be seven back-to-back race weekends and two new additions – the Netherlands and Vietnam. However, there’s no room for the German Grand Prix, which has been dropped.
The 2020 British GP is scheduled for Sunday 19 July at Silverstone while the Italian GP at Monza is subject to contract.
2020 F1 calendar (provisional)
- 15 March: Melbourne, Australia
- 22 March: Sakhir, Bahrain
- 5 April: Hanoi, Vietnam
- 19 April: Shanghai, China
- 3 May: Zandvoort, Netherlands
- 10 May: Barcelona, Spain
- 24 May: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- 7 June: Baku, Azerbaijan
- 14 June: Montreal, Canada
- 28 June: Le Castellet, France
- 5 July: Spielberg, Austria
- 19 July: Silverstone, Great Britain
- 2 August: Budapest, Hungary
- 30 August: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
- 6 September: Monza, Italy (subject to contract signature)
- 30 September: Singapore, Singapore
- 27 September: Sochi, Russia
- 11 October: Suzuka, Japan
- 25 October: Austin, USA
- 1 November: Mexico City, Mexico
- 15 November: Sao Paolo, Brazil
- 29 November: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Zandvoort circuit image: Formula1.com