The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is set to change dates this year as Formula 1 targets a new calendar of races.
F1 CEO Chase Carey gave race fans an update on plans to restart the season this year in July.
Early races are expected to take place without fans but fans will be welcomed back later in the season, including the traditional season ending race in Abu Dhabi.
“We’re targeting a start to racing in Europe through July, August and beginning of September, with the first race taking place in Austria on July 3 to 5 weekend. September, October and November, would see us race in Eurasia, Asia and the Americas, finishing the season in the Gulf in December with Bahrain before the traditional finale in Abu Dhabi, having completed between 15-18 races,” said Chase Carey
We've set a target to begin the 2020 season on the weekend of July 3-5 at the Austrian Grand Prix— Formula 1 (@F1) April 27, 2020
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“We still have to work out many issues like the procedures for the teams and our other partners to enter and operate in each country.
“The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority one and we will only go forward if we are confident we have reliable procedures to address both risks and possible issues.”
The Formula 1 season plans are “subject to change” and specific dates are yet to be announced as the sport aims to help public safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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