Abu Dhabi Grand Prix dates are likely to change as F1 season is put on hold

The F1 season is going to be different this year

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix dates are likely to change as F1 season is put on hold

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the biggest sporting events in the region and the final race in the F1 season each year.

Thousands of people flock to the capital and there are always loads of parties, concerts, pop-up events and entertainment away from the track to get excited about.

This year, in response to the global spread of coronavirus, the F1 season has been put on hold.

The FIA and Formula 1 teams are hopeful that a 2020 season can still he held but with postponements and cancellation of Grand Prix’s already having been announced a truncated season is likely with 15 to 18 races.

Formula 1 Chairman and CEO, Chase Carey released a statement underlining the sports commitment to delivering a 2020 season.

No timeline has been established to date but it’s likely that the sport’s summer break will not be observed this year as the sport schedules Grand Prix’s around the world.

In addition, the Formula 1 CEO expects the season to extend beyond the original end date of November 29 in Abu Dhabi, meaning that the race in the UAE capital is likely to be rescheduled.

A revised schedule, including dates for the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be announced in the coming months.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest developments as they are announced.

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