2020 Formula One World Championship

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2020 FIA Formula One
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The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship is a planned motor racing championship for Formula One cars which would be the 71st running of the Formula One World Championship. The championship is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is due to be contested over a series of Grands Prix with drivers and teams competing for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

Entries[edit]

The following teams and drivers are currently under contract to compete in the 2020 World Championship. All teams compete with tyres supplied by Pirelli.[1]

Constructor Power unit Race drivers
No. Driver name
Alfa Romeo Racing-TBA TBA 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen[2]
TBA TBA
Ferrari Ferrari 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel[3]
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc[4]
Haas-TBA TBA 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen[5]
TBA TBA
McLaren-Renault Renault[6] 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.[7]
TBA TBA
Mercedes Mercedes 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[8]
TBA TBA
Red Bull Racing-Honda Honda 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen[9]
TBA TBA
Renault Renault 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo[10]
TBA TBA
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda Honda[11] TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Williams-TBA TBA 63 United Kingdom George Russell[12]
TBA TBA

List of planned races[edit]

The following nineteen Grands Prix are under contract to be held as part of the 2020 World Championship. Each race will be the minimum number of laps that exceed 305 km (189.5 mi); the only exception is the Monaco Grand Prix, which is run to the minimum number of laps that exceed 260 km (161.6 mi).

Grand Prix Circuit Ref.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi [13]
Australian Grand Prix Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne [14]
Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg [15]
Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku [16]
Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir [17]
Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot [18]
Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo [19]
Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal [20]
Chinese Grand Prix China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai [21]
Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort [22]
French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet [23]
Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród [24]
Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza [25]
Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka [26]
Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo [27]
Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi [28]
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore [29]
United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas [30]
Vietnamese Grand Prix Vietnam Hanoi Street Circuit, Hanoi [31]

A further four Grands Prix are under contract to run in 2019, but do not have a contract for the 2020 championship:

Grand Prix Circuit Ref.
British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone [32]
German Grand Prix Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim [26]
Mexican Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City [33]
Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló [34]

Calendar expansion and changes[edit]

After purchasing the commercial rights to the sport from CVC Capital Partners in January 2017, Liberty Media announced plans to expand the Formula One calendar using a concept they termed "destination races" and modelled on the Singapore Grand Prix.[35] Under the "destination races" model, Grands Prix would be established in or near key tourist destinations and integrate racing, entertainment and social functions with the aim of making the sport more accessible and appealing to a wider audience. Several countries and venues announced plans to bid for a Grand Prix:[36][37]

In discussing the planned changes, Liberty Media revealed that the 2020 calendar would consist of twenty-one Grands Prix and that any new races would come at the expense of existing events.[41]

Changes[edit]

Sporting regulations[edit]

Drivers who participate in free practice sessions will be eligible for additional FIA Super Licence points. Any driver who completes a minimum 100 km (62 mi) during a free practice session will receive an additional Super Licence point on the condition that they do not commit a driving infraction.[42] Drivers may only accrue ten Super Licence points per year from free practice sessions.

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