The start of the 2020 Formula 1 season has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Some races have been canceled – such as the Grand Prix of the Netherlands at the Circuit Zandvoort – others will be held later this year. As many as 22 Formula 1 races would be held in 2020 (a record), but that number has now been reduced to 15 to 18 (the final agenda is still to be negotiated).
Eight races known for now
It was a complicated puzzle for the Formula 1 organization to set up another season at all. The first eight races were announced in early June. In the weekend from 3 to 5 July and in the weekend from 10 to 12 July, the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, will be ridden. Then it continues to Hungary (July 17-19), England (July 31-August 2 and August 7-9) twice, Spain (August 14-16), Belgium (August 28-30) and Italy (4-6 September).
Max Verstappen has already won twice in Austria
This weekend will be exciting for the Orange fans. Although they may not travel to Austria to cheer Max Verstappen, they will undoubtedly see an exciting race, in which Max has a good chance of winning. Because after Spa-Francorchamps, the Red Bull Ring is now the second home port of Verstappen. He has won the race on the short track twice already.
Giedo van der Garde about the Red Bull Ring
“The Red Bull Ring is a beautiful track with a great atmosphere,” said former Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde. “The track is not long, but very nice, because you can overtake well. The first two corners are nice and slow, so you can drive there perfectly with DRS. Last year, the Verstappen fans had their own grandstand. It is pity it can’t be filled this year. “
Red Bull Ring
- Number of bends: 10
- Circuitlengte: 4326 meter
- Lap record: 1: 06,957,225, Kimi Räikkönen, Ferrari (2018)
- Number of rounds: 71
- Race distance: 307,020 km
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
What time are the qualifications and the start?
Saturday July 4 – Qualification between 15:00 – 16:00
Sunday, July 5 – Race between 3:10 PM and 5:10 PM
Where can you see the Austrian Grand Prix?
The two best options on television are Ziggo and the German channel RTL. There are enough streams on the internet to follow the race.