Formula 1 management allows for the possibility of holding stages on tracks that were not included in the original calendar of the season, said Chase Carey, Executive Director of Royal racing.
The new Formula 1 season has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, no races have been held in the championship yet, and ten stages have been canceled or postponed. The season is expected to start with a scene in Austria on July 3-5.
“We have been working tirelessly since (stage b) in Australia, (which was supposed to take place in March), we are actively working with our promoters in the preparation of the race calendar for 2020,” Carey said.
“We have two challenges: to determine the places where we can hold the race and to understand how we transport everything we need there. We are in talks with all our promoters, as well as with some circuits that are not currently on our calendar for 2020, to make sure that we have considered all options,” he said.
Carey also added that the management aims to hold the first stage of the season in Austria in early July. “Probably, on the weekend of July 11-12, the stage will also be held in Austria. We have made progress in drawing up a calendar that provides for additional races in Europe until the beginning of September, including during the traditional August break. We expect that the races will be held without spectators at the beginning of the season, but we hope that the fans will be able to attend the stands later,” Carey said.