New Races Added By F1 For 2020 Calendar

Getting To Know The New Races Added By F1 For 2020 Calendar: F1 Added 3 New Races That Includes, NurBurgring, Portimao & Imola

F1 has added 3 new races for their updated 2020 calendar. These three races are scheduled at Nurburgring, Portimao & Imola. F1 is making a comeback at Portugal after a gap of 35 years. The last time F1 Grand Prix was held in Portugal was in 1996. The new announcement also going to bring the iconic Nurburgring to F1 race the last time the F1 race was held here in 2013. Imola has been missing form F1 Calendar from quite a while, the last race was held in year 2006. Lets get to know these new locations for the current season.

Formula 1 Schedule for 3 New Races:

The recently added three races will take place between October 09 to November 1. F1 race in Nurburgring will take place between October 09 to October 11 while the race at Portimao will take place between 23rd October to 25 October. The last of the recently added race will take place at Imola between October 31st to November 1.

FORMULA 1 ARAMCO GROSSER PREIS DER EIFEL Nurburgring, Germany October 09-11
FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX Portimao (Portugal) October 23-25
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAN PREMIO DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA Imola (Italy) October 31-November 1

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The Iconic Nurburgring

F1 fans will be more than elated when they will see the iconic Nurburgring making a comeback in the F1 calendar. The German circuit is very challenging and races here are never short of drama. This year race at Nurburgring will be known as EIFEL GP named after the glorious Eifle mountains. The circuit itself located in the heart of Eifel mountains near the city Cologne. The original Nordschleife version of the Nurburgring was way to scary for F1. Even the modern version has given some epic battles with a lot of drama.

Considering the challenging nature of this circuit it is not going to be easy for drivers and teams here. Only a handful of current drivers have raced at Nurburgring, Hamilton & Vettel are those who have raced here. Since there has been no F1 action since 2013 so teams would be challenged for the lack of data about this circuit.

Comeback of Portuguese GP

After a long gap of 35 years, Portugal is going to host a F1 race. The last time F1 raced here the race was won by Jacques Villeneuve of Williams. However, it will be a new circuit on which F1 will race this year. Algarve International Circuit which is popularly known as Portimao Circuit will host the F1 race for the first time. When it comes to the current breed of drivers only Lewis Hamilton has the experience of running a F1 car. He drove the F1 car for the official test here. So, the teams and drivers will come here with literally no experience of racing at this circuit.

Imola Going to Add Completely Different Flavor To The Season

Imola going to be the third Italian circuit on the F1 calendar this year after Monza and Mugello. But Imola is bringing completely different flavor to F1 as the race going to be 2 days affair. The traditional 3 days set up will not work in Imola where drivers get 3 practice races before they go in Qualifying Race. This gives drivers and their team the opportunity to collect data now with 2 days stipulation drivers  will get only 1 practice race. This will be interesting and challenging how F1 teams cope with the new challenge. Only Kimi Raikkonen has raced in a Grand Prix at Imola.

 

Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat has preformed a private testing for Alpha Tauri before the first race in Austria. Here is what they have to say about the circuit.

“Imola is a track which is really nice to drive with lots of fast turns and I think it’s a track which really deserves to return to the F1 calendar. It was a special feeling today being back in the car after such a long break and I really enjoyed it.”- Gasly

It’s quite old school, it’s quite bumpy, the kerbs are challenging,“ buzzed Kvyat – As quoted on F1.com

With the addition of these 3 races, the season has complete spiced up, there has hardly any team who has experience of racing on these newly added circuit. This will make thing not only interesting but less predictable.

 

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