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F1 and Coronavirus – when will the 2020 season start?

With many races expected to be postponed because of coronavirus, which has laid waste to the sporting calendar, when will the season  start? And if it starts, with how many races? And which GP will be the semi-season opener?

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F1 and Coronavirus – when will the 2020 season start?
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No one knows when the current season will actually start amid the rapid spread of coronavirus, which affected all major sports.
As a matter of fact, this is the first time that Formula One is having an attack from an epidemic disease, nobody really knows when this is over to start a healthy season ahead but when?

Six Grands Prix were delayed and two were canceled (As Australian GP considered postponed) under a shocking situation in the F1 community but we're all asking what are the challenges that await us when the month of March is about to finish? Will COVID-19 continue to exist as a serious case for a long time? what are the expectations on our hands?
How many races we are expecting?
Note that, F1 can not host championship events if they don't have at least 8 races in their hands. What actually the chairman and chief executive of F1, Chase Carey has said about the F1 calendar of 2020 that had to start with 22 record races earlier this year: "We recognize there is significant potential for additional postponements in currently scheduled events, nonetheless, we and our partners fully expect the season to start at some point this summer, with a revised calendar of between 15-18 races."
Although it's not a promising season as Carey believes that there will be more races to be postponed in currently scheduled events, the 2020 season is starting no matter when and where but obviously it won't be the one we expected with 22 races with a decent 15 races minimum which will continue until 2021. 
When these races are expected to begin and who'll be the semi-inaugural season opener? 
at the moment, the collapsing of the postponement domino has stopped at Azerbaijan GP which was up to be held on June 7th. It doesn't look like the next GP will be the semi-season opener as we lately heard of the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where Canada was the first nation to withdraw its team from the Olympic Games.
We can tell that the next GP (Canadian GP) is the next domino effect to start another row to fall as postponed races but might be a short row with French GP to be held next. 
Coronavirus has been spread in the European country where the European leg is about to start after the Canadian GP, the rate of increase has so far been relatively contained through rapid and strict measures affecting 175 countries including European countries and claiming more than 21,000 lives. Anyhow, Southern Europe is now at the epicenter of the crisis and the US is also facing a surge in cases.
Earlier, Formula One has already brought forward the traditional August break to three weeks in March and April so that it can create a space for rescheduling some of those races that had to be postponed. but the question here is, is this season is ever will be starting anyway? the answer is yes if the cure or the vaccine is found as WHO officials say at least 20 coronavirus vaccines are in development in the global race for the cure. Let's hope the best for the world, for the human race.
Carey is expected to gain clearer insights into the situation in each of our host countries, as well as the issues related to travel to these countries, in the coming month, he also confident that they will get through this and see better days ahead as he said on Monday.

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