Formula 1 and FIA are still exhaustively evaluating all possibilities to extend the Formula 1 world calendar in the 2020 season and today two new races were confirmed: Mugello in his debut in the top flight and the ratification of Sochi.
Mugello, a circuit owned by Scuderia Ferrari in Italy, will host the Tuscan Grand Prix from September 11 to 13 and will also coincide with the celebration of the 1,000th race of the ‘rampant cavalino’ team. The event will take place a week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Meanwhile Sochi will once again host the Russian Grand Prix and remain on its original date, September 25-27.
With these two confirmations, there are already 10 Grand Prizes that are part of the calendar. Organizers’ goal is to have 15-18 races this season.
On this important announcement, Chase Carey, President and CEO of Formula 1 said: “We had a great start to the season in Austria last week and we are increasing our confidence in the plans for the rest of 2020. We want to thank the promoters, national authorities and the FIA for their hard work and support to make these Grand Prix possible.
The Russian Grand Prix is an important point in our season and we are looking forward to returning to Sochi in September. We are also just as excited to have Formula 1 for the first time at Mugello, on the occasion of the 1,000th Grand Prix in Ferrari history. The two races will be a huge boost for fans, with more announcements of upcoming races on the calendar in the coming weeks, “said the US manager.