F1: 2020 race calendar and pre-season testing dates confirmed

Netherlands and Vietnam are added to the record 22-race schedule

Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands will host the F1 Dutch Grand Prix on 3 May 2020
Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands will host the F1 Dutch Grand Prix on 3 May 2020 
(Image credit: Formula1.com)

The dates for the 2020 Formula 1 race calendar and pre-season tests have been confirmed following a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Germany.

Pre-season testing begins with two sessions in Barcelona in February and the first race of the 2020 F1 campaign will be held in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday 15 March.

There will be seven back-to-back grand prix weekends on the record 22-race calendar. Vietnam (5 April) and the Netherlands (3 May) are new additions and the German GP has been dropped.

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The 2020 F1 British GP will be held at Silverstone on 19 July and the F1 summer break will fall after the Hungarian GP on 2 August.

Racing resumes in Belgium on 30 August and the season will finish in Abu Dhabi on 29 November.

When is pre-season testing?

In 2020 there will be six days of pre-season testing instead of two four-day tests.

Because of an extra race in the annual schedule the test sessions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be held from 19-21 February and 26-28 February. There will be no in-season testing.

2020 F1 calendar

  • 19-21 February: pre-season test one in Barcelona
  • 26-28 February: pre-season test two in Barcelona
  • 15 March: Australian GP, Melbourne
  • 22 March: Bahrain GP, Sakhir
  • 5 April: Vietnam GP, Hanoi
  • 19 April: Chinese GP, Shanghai
  • 3 May: Dutch GP, Zandvoort
  • 10 May: Spanish GP, Barcelona
  • 24 May: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo
  • 7 June: Azerbaijan GP, Baku
  • 14 June: Canadian GP, Montreal
  • 28 June: French GP, Le Castellet
  • 5 July: Austrian GP, Spielberg
  • 19 July: British GP, Silverstone
  • 2 August: Hungarian GP, Budapest
  • 30 August: Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps
  • 6 September: Italian GP, Monza
  • 20 September: Singapore GP, Singapore
  • 27 September: Russian GP, Sochi
  • 11 October: Japanese GP, Suzuka
  • 25 October: United States GP, Austin
  • 1 November: Mexican GP, Mexico City
  • 15 November: Brazilian GP, Sao Paolo
  • 29 November: Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina

Zandvoort circuit image: Formula1.com

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