Another week, another Formula 1 race postponed. Today, it was announced that the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix At Baku has been officially postponed.
This marks the eighth Formula 1 race to be either outright cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The FIA and Formula 1 are working to provide at least some form of a 2020 season. This may require a cut season, meaning only 15 to 18 races instead of the planned 22.
The CEO of Formula 1, Chase Carey, has stated that the season may also extend beyond the typical November ending.
As previously announced we will utilise the summer break being brought forward to March/April to race during the normal summer break period, and anticipate the season end date will extend beyond our original end date of 27-29th November, with the actual sequence and schedule dates for races differing significantly from our original 2020 calendar.
It is not possible to provide a more specific calendar now due to the fluidity of the current situation but we expect to gain clearer insights to the situation in each of our host countries, as well as the issues related to travel to these countries, in the coming month.
Racing is expected to resume sometime in the summer, with the first race of the season now speculated to be Canada on June 12 to 14, or France on June 26 to 28.