The 2020 Formula 1 season is ready to restart, even if its organizers are struggling to create an extended calendar for the whole season.
We know that the eight races on European territory have been confirmed and some events will take place twice in the same circuit.
The Mugello-Imola issue is still pending.
F1 chief Chase Carey hoped to organize a calendar of 15-18 appointments around the world, but his idea is proving difficult.
In an interview with Formula Passion, the journalist of the Gazzetta dello Sport, Andrea Cremonesi announced that other events are likely to announce the cancellation from the 2020 calendar and not their postponement.
“Baku will raise the white flag and in the next few days the cancellation will be announced.” he said.
“The same is true of Singapore and Japan, the home of Honda having already had to postpone the Olympics to 2021.
“But without Azerbaijan, the GP at Mugello could become a reality: for Ferrari, the opportunity to celebrate the 1000th GP at its racetrack.”
He also added: “Vietnam plans to make its debut only next year with the public in the stands although China will probably take place.”
In fact, the Chinese Grand Prix was the first motorsport event to be deleted from the calendar after it turned out to be the epicentre of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, although it could now be on the list to host two races.
As for the races to be held on the American continent, Andrea Cremonesi affirmed: “The United States race will take place, it is stage that Liberty is very fond of, and perhaps Mexico but Brazil is at great risk.
“If there are not enough races on the calendar we will have a brace in Bahrain before the final in Abu Dhabi.”
In the coming days the fate of these Grand Prix will be known and in the meantime all F1 organizers are assembling a calendar which, according to Chase Carey, should be resolved by the end of June.