On August 25, the organizers of Formula 1 Racing (F1) annouced that they had added four more races in Turkey, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this season.
According to the announcement, 2020 marked the return of the Turkish Grand Prix at the track in Istanbul Park after a 9-year hiatus. Specifically, the Turkish Grand Prix will take place on the 15th of November, followed by two races in Bahrain – including the Bahraini Grand Prix on November 26 and the Grand Prix Sakhir on November 6. The season will end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race in the UAE, which was scheduled to take place on December 13.
However, the race in Shanghai city (China) will be canceled instead of rescheduling as being previously decided.
Thus, this year’s F1 season will have a total of 17 races.
According to the organizers of the F1 tournament, due to the influence of the dangerous respiratory inflammatory disease COVID-19, the races will limit the audience.
Last month, F1 organizers canceled races in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Canada, but opened three more races in Europe including Portimao (Portugal), Nurburgring (Germany) and Imola (Italy).
Like many other sporting events, due to the COVID-19 translation, the F1 race was postponed just a few hours before the start of the race in Melbourne (Australia) in March. This is the opening race of the competition season this year. However, in July, F1 started two races in Austria and then in Hungary, all being held behind the closed doors without the appearance of spectators.