Two tracks have been added to the 2020 Formula 1 season today, as Mugello Circuit and the Sochi Autodrom have brought the current schedule up to ten confirmed races.
On 11-13 September, Mugello will host its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix. A popular venue for the MotoGP series, the Italian circuit has been rumoured as a track that would be added to the schedule for some time now. Scuderia Ferrari hosted a testing session there before making their way to the Red Bull Ring to start this season.
Sochi will follow with the Russian Grand Prix on 25-27 September, hosting its seventh grand prix since its debut in 2014.
Formula 1 Chairman and CEO Chase Carey expressed his excitement to have these two races added to the calendar, as well as stating that more races are to come as Formula 1 tries to extend the season to at least 15 races.
“We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent weeks,” Carey said in a statement.
“We had great start to our season in Austria last weekend and we are increasingly confident in our plans to race throughout the remainder of 2020.
“The Russian Grand Prix is a major moment in our season, and we are looking forward to being back in Sochi in September.
“We are equally excited to see Formula 1 race for the first time at Mugello, an occasion that will mark Ferrari’s 1000th Grand Prix. Both races will be a huge boost for fans with more announcements on the next races in our calendar coming in the weeks ahead.”