F1 adds three Grand Prix to calendar, confirms no American races

Madrid Desk, Jul 24 (efe-epa).- Formula One on Friday announced the addition of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in Germany, the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao and the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola in Italy.

At the same time the organization confirmed in a statement that racing events in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Canada would not be possible this year given the coronavirus situation in North America.

The Eifel Grand Prix is due to take place on 9-11 October, the Portuguese Grand Prix — the first since 1996 —  on 23-25 October and the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is set to take place over a reduced two-day period between 31 October and 1 November.

Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1 said: “We are pleased that we continue to make strong progress in finalising our plans for the 2020 season and are excited to welcome Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola to the revised calendar.

“We want to thank the promoters, the teams, and the FIA for their full support in our efforts to bring our fans exciting racing this season during an unprecedented time.

“We also want to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and look forward to being back with them next season when they will once again be able to thrill millions of fans around the world.”

On 10 July, F1 added the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello and the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi to the calendar, which has been reshuffled due to coronavirus.

The sports body hopes to have between 15 and 18 races this season, wrapping things up in one of the Gulf nations.

Since returning from the hiatus forced by coronavirus, Formula One Grand Prix have taken place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, which hosted the Austrian and Styrian Grand Prix back-to-back. They were won by Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton respectively.

Last weekend, the Hugarian Grand Prix went ahead at the Hungaroring, which was won by Hamilton.

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