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Formula 1 races 2020: overview of cancellations and postponements

( - A normal Formula 1 season is unthinkable in 2020. The corona virus ensures that more and more races have to be postponed or even canceled completely. At this point, we provide an overview of which races are currently still scheduled to take place, which have already been postponed and which have been completely canceled.


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Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne): postponed indefinitely
Officially, the race in Albert Park has only been postponed, but the chances that it will actually be made up are more than slim. The setup for the Grand Prix is ​​too complex. For the same reason, Monaco, for example, was completely canceled. Melbourne is also likely to face this fate.

Bahrain Grand Prix (Sachir): postponed to November 29th
Originally, Bahrain was supposed to take place without spectators, but it has now been completely postponed. The catch-up date is on November 29th, with a second race in Bahrain following a week later.

Vietnam Grand Prix (Hanoi): postponed indefinitely
The postponement is particularly bitter for Vietnam, as Formula 1 is set to make a guest appearance there for the first time in its history in 2020. The run for 2020 is the only race that has not yet been officially canceled. But that is only a matter of time.

Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai): canceled
The race in Shanghai was the first to fall victim to COVID-19. For a long time it was unclear whether one would travel to Shanghai later in the year, but when the calendar was fixed at the end of August, it was finally canceled.

Grand Prix of the Netherlands (Zandvoort): canceled
After 35 years, Formula 1 should return to the Netherlands this year. But nothing will come of it. After the race was initially postponed indefinitely, it has now been completely canceled. The comeback will not take place until 2021.

Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo): canceled
Ironically, the traditional race in Monaco was the first to be completely canceled. The reason is clear: because you have to rebuild the entire city for the race, you can't just postpone the date. That is why the decision was made to take this drastic step. The Grand Prix will be missing from the calendar for the first time since 1954.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku): canceled
The race on the streets of Baku cannot take place as planned either. Originally they wanted to postpone the race, but because they couldn't finish the track in time, they were completely canceled in June.

Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal): canceled
For some time, the aim of Formula 1 was to start the season in June, but this won't happen - at least not in Canada. The race in Montreal had to be postponed in the meantime. The final rejection followed at the end of July.

French Grand Prix (Le Castellet): canceled
Le Castellet is the third Grand Prix that has been completely canceled for the 2020 season. On April 27, the message came that the 2020 race will not take place and will not be rescheduled. In France, the next Grand Prix in 2021 is already being dealt with.

Grand Prix of Austria (Spielberg): takes place
5th July

Grand Prix of Styria (Spielberg): new on July 12th
A week after the season opener, a second race will take place in Spielberg.

Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest): postponed to July 19
originally August 2nd

Great Britain Grand Prix (Silverstone): postponed to August 2nd
originally July 19th

Grand Prix for the 70th F1 Anniversary (Silverstone): new on August 9th
As in Spielberg, Silverstone will also have two races in a row.

Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona): postponed to August 16
originally May 10th

Belgian Grand Prix (Spa): takes place
August 30th

Grand Prix of Italy (Monza): takes place
September 6th

Grand Prix of Tuscany - Ferrari 1000 (Mugello): new on September 13th
Ferrari turns 1,000. Race on the in-house track in Mugello. For the first time since 2006, two races will be held in Italy in one season.

Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore): canceled
The promoters wanted a race in front of spectators and on the actual date. But this wish is not possible due to the restrictions in Singapore. Work on the track should have started in May, but because that was not sustainable, the Grand Prix had to be canceled in the meantime.

Russian Grand Prix (Sochi): takes place
September 27th

Grand Prix of the Eifel (Nürburgring): new on October 11th
Germany still gets its Formula 1 race. After rumors about the Hockenheimring for a long time, Formula 1 announced the Nürburgring on July 24th. For legal reasons, however, this cannot be called the Grand Prix of Germany, which is why the Eifel was chosen as the namesake.

Grand Prix of Portugal (Portimao): new on October 25th
Portimao was also announced as the venue on July 24th, along with the Nürburgring and Imola. The circuit in the Algarve is new territory for Formula 1 - apart from test drives.

Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna (Imola): new on November 1st
Imola is back on the calendar for the first time since 2006. As with the race in Mugello, the Italian region has been chosen as the official namesake and the traditional San Marino GP title has been dispensed with. Special feature: The event only takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka): canceled
Japan is also one of the countries that will not host a Formula 1 race in 2020. This became clear when the same promoter had to cancel the MotoGP race in Motegi a week after Formula 1. The end for Suzuka came in mid-June.

United States Grand Prix (Austin): canceled
At the end of July, all races on the American continent were canceled for 2020, which also meant the end of the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City): canceled
At the end of July, all races on the American continent were canceled for 2020, which also meant the end of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

Brazilian Grand Prix (Sao Paulo): canceled
At the end of July, all races on the American continent were canceled for 2020, which also meant the end for Interlagos.

Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul): new on November 15th
Formula 1 is returning to Turkey for the first time since 2011. Because there were no other races in Asia, a stand-alone race will take place on November 15th at the Istanbul Park Circuit.

Sachir Grand Prix (Sachir): new on December 6th
Bahrain gets a second race. As the second part of a triple header, Formula 1 visits Sachir a second time - but on a completely different track variant: the oval-like "Outer Circuit" (87 laps!) Should enable lap times of less than 55 seconds.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Abu Dhabi): postponed to December 13th
originally November 29th