(Motorsport-Whole.com) – Formula 1 is about to publish the final calendar of the season 2020. Four more races are to follow after the last fixed Gargantuan Prix in Imola, of which three races in the Middle East have been considered safe for some time. In addition, Turkey should also celebrate a return to the Gargantuan Prix calendar.
Istanbul warfare already from 2005 to 2011 part of formula 1 , played no role for international second-hand vehicles in the past few years. A return is therefore considered a surprise, but the signs increasingly point to it. The race is currently planned for the 15. November – two weeks after the race in Imola (November 1st).
After another cease, two races would take place in Bahrain (29. November and December 6), one of which remains on the outer course is planned in Sachir. The final should take place on 13. December rise in Abu Dhabi. However, these dates have yet to be officially confirmed.
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This would have formula 1 at the end 17 Race and would be in the area of the targeted 15 to 18 Races fall. Above all, you would also have the brand of 16 Race exceeded, which guarantees the full TV monies.
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A trip to Eastern Asia is no longer on the idea. Vietnam, China and Malaysia were all candidates for a detour with at least two races, but due to the current corona situation, this was refrained from. In Europe Jerez was still considered a possible candidate , but that too is no longer a likelihood.
Thus only Turkey is considered a new candidate for admission. With Kimi Räikkönen (2005 ), Lewis Hamilton (2010) and Sebastian Vettel (2011) already have won three current Gargantuan Prix pilots in Istanbul. The German had 2006 on the Circuit even celebrated its Formula 1 debut – as a test driver for BMW-Williams.
Turn 8 no longer a challenge?
A return of Turkey is received positively by the pilots: “That would be mega,” says Romain Grosjean, who 2010 won the season opener of the GP2 series on the track. “That would be really cool. It’s such a cool track.” Esteban Ocon would also agree: “It looks really chilly. It would be great if it got on the calendar.”
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Istanbul is best known for the fast turn 8, which with its four vertices is a huge challenge for the Driver warfare. 2020 the curve could lose its horror, Alexander Albon fears: “They’ll be playing full throttle in these cars,” says the Pink Bull driver.
Nevertheless, he would also welcome a comeback: “Liberty and Formula 1 are doing an excellent job, I don’t know if it’s intentional or if they are just taking routes that are free, “he says. “But Mugello, Imola, Turkey: We’re going on some of the best routes in the world. I’m for it!”
The presumed remaining Formula 1 calendar 2020 after weeks
7. Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps – 30. August
8. Italy, Monza – September 6th
9. Tuscany, Mugello – 13. September
10. Russia, Sochi – 27. September
11. Eifel, Nürburgring – 11. October
12. Portugal, Portimao – 25. October
13. Emilia-Romagna, Imola – November 1st
14. Turkey, Istanbul – 15. November
15. Bahrain, Sachir – 29. November
16. Bahrain, Sachir – December 6th
17. Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina – 12. December