F1 adds Tuscan, Russian Grand Prix to altered championship circuit
Madrid Desk, Jul 10 (efe-epa).- The Mugello circuit in Tuscany will this year host a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time in its history while organizers of the world championship also added the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi to the revised season’s schedule.
The announcement was made just before the first practice sessions got underway ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring in Spielberg this weekend, which comes a week after the Austrian Grand Prix at the same track, which was won by Mercedes driver Valterri Bottas.
With the addition of the Mugello circuit, Italy becomes the third country to host a double Grand Prix in the extraordinary schedule, which has been altered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Great Britain will hold two Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The Tuscan Grand Prix will take place on 13 September, a week after the more traditional Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The Russian Grand Prix in Sochi will take place just two weeks later on 27 September. The addition of the two races brings the total number of confirmed Grand Prix to 10 this season.
The Mugello circuit is a common feature of the MotoGP championship.Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1 said: “We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent weeks.”
“The Russian Grand Prix is a major moment in our season and we are looking forward to being back in Sochi in September. We are equally excited to see Formula 1 race for the first time at Mugello, an occasion that will mark Ferrari’s 1000 Grand Prix.”
The confirmed calendar for the 2020 F1 season is as follows:
July 3-5 : Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg (won by Bottas)