Kravitz concerned about provisional calendar: 'Zandvoort is absent'
By Thorsten Hendriks 20 mei 2020 | 11:10
Ted Kravitz has more details about Liberty Media's plans for the revised calendar. The dates are not yet fixed, according to the British pit reporter, but it gives a rough sketch of what awaits us in for the remainder of 2020. A Dutch Grand Prix seems to be out of the question this year.
There is the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday 5 July, the Red Bull Ring Grand Prix - or Red Bull Ring 2 - on July 12th. Then we will see the British Grand Prix on July 26th, with 'Silvestone 2' scheduled for August 2nd'. So the first four races will be divided over just two circuits.
If a second wave of the coronavirus does not hit Europe, it is expected that racing will be possible after Great Britain. From then on, the following circuits are listed, according to Kravitz: 'Hungaroring, Barcelona, possibly Hockenheim, Spa Francorchamps and Monza'.
Zandvoort and Paul Ricard are missing
Specific focus is given to Circuit Zandvoort and Circuit Paul Ricard. There is no more talk about Paul Ricard', Kravitz says. Zandvoort is also missing. They want to race there with spectators'. A continuation of the Dutch Grand Prix in 2020 doesn't seem to be considered anymore.
The rest of the calendar
'After that, we'll probably go to Baku, Sochi, China, Japan and maybe Vietnam. Singapore seems out of the question at the moment. To keep our distance in the city centre will be very difficult, they too do nott want to run the race without spectators', the Formula 1 insider continues. It has yet to be confirmed but the cancellation of Singapore seems inevitable.
The United States and Mexico are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic: 'The races in the Americas are therefore also doubtful. Canada is not being considered anymore either'. To compensate for the loss of these races, Formula 1 wants to run double races in Bahrain or Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool/Getty Images)
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