With the action-packed Brazilian Grand Prix still fresh in our memories, the attention has already been shifted to the 2020 Formula 1 pre-season testing.Anyone who calls themselves a fan of Formula 1 will want to be present at the moment when the brand new machines make their official debut on the track. In fact, tickets for the pre-season testing sessions (which will be taking place in Catalunya, Spain) have already gone on sale.
There will be two test sessions, each lasting for three days. The first test is from February 19 to 21, and the second from February 26 to 28. During pre-season testing the 2020 drivers will take to the track for the very first time, showing off their new and improved machines. Tickets for the pre-season testing can be bought from the official website of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. There are a variety of ticket options available, depending on how close to the action you want to be.
The 2020 Formula 1 season’s opening race takes place in March already, as drivers get ready for the longest season yet. A record number of 22 Grand Prix are scheduled for 2020, Formula 1’s 70th anniversary Grand Prix season. The season starts off on March 15th with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne and closes with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit on the 29th of November.The season will also feature seven racing weekends back-to-back, as well as two new and exciting additions.On April 5th Vietnam will become the 34th country to host a Formula 1 World Championship race. The Championship race will take place in Hanoi.
Great Britain, Spain and Australia has renewed their contracts. Silverstone Circuit will thus continue to be the British Grand Prix venue until at least 2024, and the Australian Grand Prix will be held in Melbourne until at least the end of 2025. As mentioned previously, Spain will be the venue for the 2020 pre-tests.
Other countries where Grand Prix will take place include Sakhir, Shanghai, Monte Carlo, Baku, Montreal, Le Castellet, Spielberg, Budapest, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Singapore, Sochi, Suzuka, Austin, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Yas Island.
A draft calendar for the season has been released.
|1. Australia||15 March||Melbourne|
|2. Bahrain||22 March||Sakhir|
|3. Vietnam||5 April||Hanoi|
|4. China||19 April||Shanghai|
|6. Spain||10 May||Barcelona|
|7. Monaco||24 May||Monte Carlo|
|8. Azerbaijan||7 June||Baku|
|9. Canada||14 June||Montreal|
|10. France||28 June||Le Castellet|
|11. Austria||5 July||Spielberg|
|12. Great Britain||19 July||Silverstone|
|13. Hungary||2 August||Budapest|
|14. Belgium||30 August||Spa-Francorchamps|
|15. Italy||6 September||Monza|
|16. Singapore||20 September||Singapore|
|17. Russia||27 September||Sochi|
|18. Japan||11 October||Suzuka|
|19. United States||25 October||Austin|
|20. Mexico City||1 November||Mexico City|
|21. Brazil||15 November||São Paulo|
|22. Abu Dhabi||29 November||Yas Island|
However, the Italian Grand Prix is subject to contract signature.