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F1 boss Chase Carey committed to 15-18 race season

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says he still hopes to deliver an 18-race season despite the wave of c...



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F1 boss Chase Carey committed to 15-18 race season

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says he still hopes to deliver an 18-race season despite the wave of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

June’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix became the latest race to be postponed, leaving just 14 races remaining on the calendar.

The earliest the 2020 season will start is the Canadian Grand Prix on June 14.

But Carey says they’re committed to putting on a 2020 season with between 15 and 18 races despite being unable to provide any specifics.

"Over the past week, Formula 1, the ten F1 teams and the FIA have come together and taken rapid, decisive action as part of our initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic", Carey said.

"While at present no-one can be certain of exactly when the situation will improve, it will improve and when it does, we will be ready to go racing again. We are all committed to bringing our fans a 2020 Championship Season.

"We recognise 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.

"As previously announced we will utilise the summer break being brought forward to March/April to race during the normal summer break period, and anticipate the season end date will extend beyond our original end date of 27-29th November, with the actual sequence and schedule dates for races differing significantly from our original 2020 calendar.

"It is not possible to provide a more specific calendar now due to the fluidity of the current situation but we expect to gain clearer insights to the situation in each of our host countries, as well as the issues related to travel to these countries, in the coming month."

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