F1 gets the green light to restart 2020 season with Austrian Grand Prix
Racing is coming back to our TV screens. The Austrian Grand Prix has got the go-ahead to hold the race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg and it will be the first of a double race, with the second being staged the following weekend.
The races have been scheduled for 5 and 12 July, will take place behind closed doors at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg with no fans.
The 2020 season was supposed to begin in Australia this March, and was one of 10 races either cancelled or postponed, yet F1 boss Chase Carey has said that a 15-18 race season is still possible. Subsequently the races were cancelled one after the other and the list includes Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Azerbaijan and Canada were postponed, with Monaco and France.
The BBC also reports that Silverstone agreed a deal for two grands prix to be held at the British track in August. The new race calendar will be revealed after the Austrian GP.
The season is planned to conclude with races in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.