F1 has announced two new additions to the ever expending 2020 calendar to take place at Sochi and Mugello.
The Russian GP is set to take place on 25th-27th September at the Sochi Autodrom and is currently the last race on the calendar.
Mugello will host the second race in Italy taking place right after Monza. The Ferrari owned track will make its F1 debut on 11th-13th September and will also be the host of Ferrari’s 1000th F1 race a feat for which they named this years car after the SF1000.
As has become a theme this year the second race in Italy will have a special name and officially be called:
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DELLA TOSCANA FERRARI 1000 2020 Mugello
A statement from Formula 1 read:
“We want to thank the promoters, national authorities, the teams and the FIA for their hard work and support in making these Grands Prix possible. And know our fans will be delighted to see Russia host its seventh race at the Sochi Autodrom and see Formula 1 cars race for the first time at exciting Mugello circuit in Italy.”
F1 is planning to end the season with 15/16 races compared to the 22 that were originally scheduled.
“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,” said Formula One CEO Chase Carey.
“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 1000 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.”