Background

The history of motorsport, or competitive sporting events featuring the use of motorised vehicles, dates back to more than 120 years ago, and there are many types of motorsport competitions known to the world. Of all these, the most famous and also the highest level of Motor Racing traces its roots to the Grand Prix races of the 1920s, and the first World Championship race was held in 1950 in Britain.

As the world recovers from the novel coronavirus pandemic that has caused much change to the 2020 season, the action starts this year in Austria, which will hold not one but two races. The four-month delay in action will pose a curious impact to all teams, who prepare to take on the challenges that will greet them at every turn throughout a frenetic and high-paced season.

Race Calendar

Race No.

Race

Sales start

Qualifying race

Final race

1

Austria Race 1

Thu, 2 Jul 2020

Sat, 4 Jul 2020

Sun, 5 Jul 2020

2

Austria Race 2

Thu, 9 Jul 2020

Sat, 11 Jul 2020

Sun, 12 Jul 2020

3

Hungary Race

Thu, 16 Jul 2020

Sat, 18 Jul 2020

Sun, 19 Jul 2020

4

Britain Race 1

Thu, 30 Jul 2020

Sat, 1 Aug 2020

Sun, 2 Aug 2020

5

Britain Race 2

Thu, 6 Aug 2020

Sat, 8 Aug 2020

Sun, 9 Aug 2020

6

Spain Race

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Sat, 15 Aug 2020

Sun, 16 Aug 2020

7

Belgium Race

Thu, 27 Aug 2020

Sat, 29 Aug 2020

Sun, 30 Aug 2020

8

Italy Race 1

Thu, 3 Sep 2020

Sat, 5 Sep 2020

Sun, 6 Sep 2020

9

Italy Race 2

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

Sat, 12 Sep 2020

Sun, 13 Sep 2020

10

Russia Race

Thu, 24 Sep 2020

Sat, 26 Sep 2020

Sun, 27 Sep 2020

11

Germany Race

Thu, 8 Oct 2020

Sat, 10 Oct 2020

Sun, 11 Oct 2020

12

Portugal Race

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Sat, 24 Oct 2020

Sun, 25 Oct 2020

Schedule subject to change.

Race Calendar

Never too late for a new beginning

The Austria Race 1 this year marks the first time in more than 50 years that the season is beginning in Europe. The Monaco Race in 1966 marked the last occasion Europe hosted the opening race of any season.

Rivalry of the best five

The 2019 season was dominated by an elite group of five drivers. Each of these drivers had taken pole position in at least one qualifying session, and each had also won at least one race.

Hosting more than once per year

Having two races in the same country is not such a rare idea. In the 2012 season eight years ago, Spain hosted two races, with the Spain Race in Barcelona and the Europe Race in Valencia.

Race completion success rate

The Austria Race in 2019 saw all drivers complete the race – the only time this had happened throughout the 2019 season. This was in fact the first time in three seasons that a race did not have any driver fail to complete the full course.