Turkey to host Formula 1 in 2020

Turkey on F1 2020 Calendar

Turkey will host Formula 1 Grand Prix this year at Istanbul Park, for the first time since 2011.

The FIA and Formula 1 has recently announced the final calendar for 2020. The schedule includes 17 races in total, with finale in mid December.

The Turkey will host the F1 on 15th November, 2020. It will be followed by a double header at Bahrain and finale at Abu Dhabi on 13 December.

New venues will host F1 races for three days with an exception of Imola. It will host a two day event.

TV broadcaster are supposed to pay in full, if F1 host a minimum of 15 races. The final schedule contains 17 races, which provides a margin of two races in global pandemic situation.

Five new venues are added to the schedule to compensate for the cancelled races due to COVID-19. Turkey is the major new addition to the calendar among Mugello, Nurburging, Algarve and Imola.

Race at Turkey will be made an exception. The cars and freight will be transported through planes rather than conventional means, i.e. by road and sea.

F1 will head towards Middle East after Turkish GP. Bahrain second GP will be named as Sakhir GP. However, its Circuit is still undecided.

“We are proud to announce that Turkey, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will be part of our 2020 season,” Chase Carey, CEO F1, said.

“This year has presented Formula 1 and the world with an unprecedented challenge. We want to pay tribute to everyone across Formula 1, the FIA, the teams, and our partners who have made this possible.

“While we are all disappointed that we have not been able to return to some of our planned races this year. We are confident our season has started well and will continue to deliver plenty of excitement with traditional, as well as new, races that will entertain all our fans.”

In a statement F1 noted: “We can confirm that a number of races in the revised 2020 season will be open to a limited number of fans, including hospitality, and we are working with each promoter to finalise the details.

“While we want to see as many fans as possible return as soon as it is safe to do so. Our priority remains the safety of the F1 community and the communities we visit. And we review fan access on this basis.”

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