Following Formula 1’s announcement of their opening eight races of the revised 2020 calendar, FIA Formula 3 are pleased to confirm that their 2020 season will also start on July 03-05 at the Red Bull Ring and will continue alongside F1 in the succeeding seven rounds.
The championship was planned to start its 2020 campaign at Sakhir, Bahrain on 20-22 March, but was put on hold due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, F3 have monitored the situation alongside Formula 1 who has been working closely with promoters, authorities in Europe and the FIA to put in place a revised calendar that allows a return to racing in a safe way for the visited communities and the paddocks.
We currently expect the events will take place without fans, with the hope to have them included in future rounds later this year. The opening calendar will include holding two consecutive events at the same circuit one week apart (Spielberg and Silverstone) as well as a number of back to back events
As stated by F1 in their announcement, the health and safety of all involved will continue to be prioritynumber one. A robust and detailed plan with strict procedures put in place by Formula 1 and the FIA to ensure the events have the highest level of safety will also apply to the F3 community and paddock.
The rest of the 2020 calendar will be revealed at a later date.
F3 CEO Bruno Michel: “First of all, I would like to thank Formula 1 and the FIA for making this revised opening calendar possible in such difficult circumstances. I am very pleased to confirm that F3 will be able to race alongside F1 in the first eight events. It is unfortunate that currently we don’t expect fan attendance in these opening events, but we are however glad that we are able to bring them the entertainment of our racing in the safest way possible. We will also follow the very detailed safety plan put in place by Formula 1 and the FIA as our priority is to make sure no risks are taken. Our 2020 season will continue beyond Monza. We will announce the second part of our calendar as soon as possible.”
Revised 2020 FIA Formula 3 Opening Calendar
3rd-5th July – Spielberg, Austria
10th-12th July – Spielberg, Austria
17th-19th July – Budapest, Hungary
31st July-2nd August -– Silverstone, Great Britain
7th-9th August – Silverstone, Great Britain
14th-16th August – Barcelona, Spain
28th-30th August – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
4th-6th September – Monza, Italy