Spielberg will host two races in month of July

Saturday, 06 Jun, 2020

Teams then head to Hungary for a third race on July 19 - which was originally pencilled in to be the British Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo claimed the title of the event in 1 hour, 35 minutes and 36.380 seconds.

Formula One confirmed on Tuesday that the suspended 2020 season will finally recover with back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on the weekends of July 5 and 12.

"First of all I would like to thank Formula 1 and the FIA for making this revised opening calendar possible in such hard circumstances".

The Austrian Grand Prix on 5 July will be the first of eight European races that will be crammed into the space of two months ending with the Italian Grand Prix on 6 September. Carey says that new ideas will still be considered, but stressed that he doesn't want to introduce gimmicks.

Ross Brawn, maximum sports manager of the World Cup Formula 1, had already expressed earlier this month that Austria It was the ideal place to start the championship: "It is quite hard to find the right kind of race in which, from the beginning, we can control the environment well enough to guarantee everyone's safety".

Early Australian Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix, French Grand Prix and Netherlands Grand Prix were canceled due to Coronavirus epidemic.

Another boost for F1, according to the Die Motorprofis report, is Austria is also hoping to permit a small crowd of 500 into the Red Bull Ring to at least have some atmosphere, even if it's not the usual sea of orange that has flooded the grandstands in recent years.

"Red Bull have pulled out all the stops to get the Austrian Grand Prix up and running, in order to support a safe start to the Formula One season", Horner said. After this, there will be two races at Silverstone on August 2 and 9.

"An individual having been found with a positive infection will not lead to a cancellation of a race", Carey told Formula One's official website.

Carey mentioned he hoped to finalise the remainder of the calendar by the top of June and recognised there have been some races presently included which could not occur, however the sport had different choices.

F1's 10 teams will be restricted to 80 staff members, compared to the typical 130 at busy races in normal circumstances.

Whilst plans of a British Grand Prix double-header had already been revealed, there were doubts over the event occurring due to the government's 14-day global traveller isolation legislation.

"In many ways, it will be like living in a bubble from when you start travelling on charter planes".

"Effectively, each team will be a much broader family unit, but the other parts that we're aware of and the way this pandemic has evolved is that social distancing, teams interacting will be something that we won't see".