- Mugello joins F1 schedule for first time.
- September date confirmed.
- Race date will also mark 1000th Grand Prix for Ferrari.
A new circuit arrives at last folks – and it’s actually a good one! Yes, the Ferrari owned Mugello Circuit will finally be making a debut as a fully fledged Grand Prix venue later this year, as the track joins the 2020 schedule on September 13th as round nine of the reshuffled 2020 Formula One season.
- 10 races now confirmed.
- Further events to be approved later in the year.
- Russia only holding single race.
The announcement of Mugello is a positive one for the most famous team in Grand Prix racing, as the event will mark the 1000th Formula One race for Ferrari, who look to celebrate this impressive milestone on home ground at a circuit owned by the Italian marque.
From Formula One’s perspective, the announcement is positive news as they continue to chase the required 15 race marker this season, something that Chairman and CEO of Formula One, Chase Carey is understandably pleased to take one step closer towards with this announcement.
“We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent week. We had great start to our season in Austria last weekend and we are increasingly confident in our plans to race throughout the remainder of 2020″
“The Russian Grand Prix is a major moment in our season and we are looking forward to being back in Sochi in September. We are equally excited to see Formula 1 race for the first time at Mugello, an occasion that will mark Ferrari’s 1000 Grand Prix. Both races will be a huge boost for fans with more announcements on the next races in our calendar coming in the weeks ahead.”
Rumours remain that tracks such as Portimao, Hockenheim and even Imola are in the hunt for a place on a Grand Prix schedule that focuses much more strongly on European competition this year, with further announcements from the FIA and Liberty Media expected to be confirmed in the weeks ahead as further Covid-19 restrictions are known around the world.
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