F1 2020 season guide: which races have been called off?


Formula 1’s shutdown has been extended by two weeks and the Canadian Grand Prix has become the ninth race to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On 6 April F1’s rulemakers approved a motion to extend the shutdown period from 21 days to 35 days. Then on 7 April it was confirmed that the Canadian GP, which was originally scheduled for 12-14 June, had been postponed.

F1 are now working with race promoters on a revised calendar for the 2020 season and it is planned for the Montreal event to feature later in the year. 

Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We have been working closely with our friends at the Canadian Grand Prix over the past few weeks and support them in taking this necessary decision to ensure the safety of fans and the F1 community. 

“We always look forward to travelling to the incredible city of Montreal and while we will all have to wait a bit longer, we will put on a great show when we arrive later this year.” 

Season could start behind closed doors

Formula 1’s managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn says the 2020 championship could get underway in July with the opening race being held without spectators. 

Speaking on the Sky Sports F1 Vodcast, Brawn said: “If we were to start at the beginning of July, we could do a 19-race season. It’s tough, three races on, weekend off, three races on, weekend off – but we’ve looked at all the logistics.

“Our view is that probably a European start would be favourable, and that could even be a closed event. We could have a very closed environment where teams come in on charter [planes], we channel them into the circuit, we make sure everyone’s tested, cleared, there’s no risk to everyone and we have a race without spectators. 

“That’s not great, but I think it’s still better than no racing at all.”

Which races have been called off?
  • 15 March: Australian Grand Prix – cancelled 
  • 22 March: Bahrain Grand Prix – postponed
  • 5 April: Vietnam Grand Prix – postponed
  • 19 April: Chinese Grand Prix – postponed
  • 3 May: Dutch Grand Prix – postponed 
  • 10 May: Spanish Grand Prix – postponed 
  • 14 May: Monaco Grand Prix – cancelled
  • 7 June: Azerbaijan Grand Prix – postponed
  • 14 June: Canadian Grand Prix – postponed 
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F1 2020 season guide

Teams, cars, drivers and race numbers 
  • Mercedes W11: Lewis Hamilton #44 and Valtteri Bottas #77 
  • Ferrari SF1000: Sebastian Vettel #5 and Charles Leclerc #16 
  • Red Bull Racing RB16: Max Verstappen #33 and Alex Albon #23 
  • McLaren MCL35: Carlos Sainz Jr #55 and Lando Norris #4 
  • Renault R.S.20: Daniel Ricciardo #3 and Esteban Ocon #31 
  • Alpha Tauri AT01: Pierre Gasly #10 and Daniil Kvyat #26 
  • Racing Point RP20: Sergio Perez #11 and Lance Stroll #18  
  • Alfa Romeo C39: Kimi Raikkonen #7 and Antonio Giovinazzi #99   
  • Haas VF-20: Kevin Magnussen #20 and Romain Grosjean #8 
  • Williams FW43: George Russell #63 and Nicholas Latifi #6

F1 TV coverage in the UK

What TV channel is F1 on in 2020?

A new multi-year deal between UK broadcasters Sky Sports and Channel 4 was confirmed last year. Sky Sports will show all races live in 2020 while Channel 4 will show free-to-air live coverage of the British GP and highlights of the other 21 races.  

Watch F1 on Now TV 

Formula 1 fans can also watch the action live on Now TV. Viewers can subscribe to a Sky Sports Day Pass via Now TV for £9.99, the most economical way of watching each race.

F1 2020 betting odds

F1 2020 drivers’ championship winner

Prices according to Oddschecker

  • Lewis Hamilton: 4/7
  • Max Verstappen: 5/1 
  • Charles Leclerc: 7/1 
  • Valtteri Bottas: 8/1
  • Sebastian Vettel: 12/1    
  • See oddschecker.com for the full price list 
F1 2020 constructors’ championship winner
  • Mercedes: 2/7 
  • Ferrari: 13/2  
  • Red Bull: 13/2  
  • McLaren: 500/1
  • Racing Point: 500/1   
  • Renault: 400/1  
  • Alpha Tauri: 1,000/1
  • Alfa Romeo: 1,000/1 
  • Haas: 2,000/1    
  • Williams: 3,000/1
  • See oddschecker.com
Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton racing at Silverstone in the 2018 British Grand Prix

F1 2020 grand prix calendar

Which races have been called off?
  • 15 March: Australian Grand Prix – cancelled 
  • 22 March: Bahrain Grand Prix – postponed
  • 5 April: Vietnam Grand Prix – postponed
  • 19 April: Chinese Grand Prix – postponed
  • 3 May: Dutch Grand Prix – postponed 
  • 10 May: Spanish Grand Prix – postponed 
  • 14 May: Monaco Grand Prix – cancelled
  • 7 June: Azerbaijan Grand Prix – postponed
  • 14 June: Canadian Grand Prix – postponed
French GP
  • When: 26-28 June  
  • Where: Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 
  • Race start time (UK time): 2.10pm on 28 June 
Austrian GP 
  • When: 3-5 July  
  • Where: Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 
  • Race start time (UK time): 2.10pm on 5 July
British GP 
  • When: 17-19 July  
  • Where: Silverstone  
  • Race start time (UK time): 3.10pm on 19 July
Hungarian GP 
  • When: 31 July-2 August 
  • Where: Hungaroring, Budapest 
  • Race start time (UK time): 2.10pm on 2 August
Belgian GP
  • When: 28-30 August 
  • Where: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 
  • Race start time (UK time): 2.10pm on 30 August
Italian GP 
  • When: 4-6 September 
  • Where: Autodromo Nazionale Monza 
  • Race start time (UK time): 2.10pm on 6 September
Singapore GP 
  • When: 18-20 September 
  • Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 
  • Race start time (UK time): 1.10pm on 20 September
Russian GP 
  • When: 25-27 September 
  • Where: Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 
  • Race start time (UK time): 12.10pm on 27 September 
Japanese GP 
  • When: 9-11 October  
  • Where: Suzuka International Racing Course 
  • Race start time (UK time): 5.10am on 11 October
United States GP 
  • When: 23-25 October  
  • Where: Circuit of The Americas in Austin 
  • Race start time (UK time): 7.10pm on 25 October 
Mexican GP
  • When: 30 October-1 November 
  • Where: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 
  • Race start time (UK time): 7.10pm on 1 November
Brazilian GP 
  • When: 13-15 November  
  • Where: Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 
  • Race start time (UK time): 5.10pm on 15 November
Abu Dhabi GP
  • When: 27-29 November 
  • Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 
  • Race start time (UK time): 1.10pm on 29 November

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