Formula 1 has confirmed another two races for its revised 2020 schedule today as Mugello and Sochi will be rounds 9 and 10 in the 2020 World Championship.
A regular on the MotoGP calendar, the race at Mugello will take place a week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. It will be officially named the Tuscan Grand Prix as Ferrari celebrate their 1000th Grand Prix at the track they own.
A seventh Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom Circuit will be held from the 25th to the 27th of September. It will be round 10 of what Formula 1 still hopes to be a 15-18 race season.
“We want to thank the promoters, national authorities, the teams and the FIA for their hard work and support in making these Grands Prix possible,” said Formula 1 in a statement, “and know our fans will be delighted to see Russia host its seventh race at the Sochi Autodrom and see Formula 1 cars race for the first time at exciting Mugello circuit in Italy.”
“We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent weeks,” added Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1.
“We had great start to our season in Austria last weekend and we are increasingly confident in our plans to race throughout the remainder of 2020.’’
“The Russian Grand Prix is a major moment in our season and we are looking forward to being back in Sochi in September. We are equally excited to see Formula 1 race for the first time at Mugello, an occasion that will mark Ferrari’s 1000 Grand Prix. Both races will be a huge boost for fans with more announcements on the next races in our calendar coming in the weeks ahead.”