Formula 1 today confirmed the 2020 season will begin in Austria next month – and revealed details on the first eight races of a new calendar.
While the real prototypes and GTEs will take to the track on 19/20th September for the 88th edition of the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, professional racing drivers and esport specialists will settle into their simulator seats on 13/14th June to compete in the biggest esports endurance race ever seen, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.
The Historic Motor Sport Commission President, Mr Paolo Cantarella, has said he expects to be able to communicate further news regarding events scheduled for late Summer and Autumn by the end of June at the latest.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the FIA, JCDecaux and the #3500LIVES Global Road Safety Campaign Ambassadors are promoting a unified message: ‘Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Committed’ in a new social media asset using the hashtag #RaceAgainstCovid.
Motor sport teams and car makers are usually pitted against each other, but during the COVID-19 pandemic the talents that create success on track are having an impact on the fight against the virus.
Marking a world first in motor racing, Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, will see teams field both a male and female driver in its races – promoting gender equality and a level playing field amongst competitors.
Following the COVID-19 global pandemic that broke out at the beginning of the year, the FIA is closely monitoring the evolving situation with its Member Clubs and relevant authorities including Governments and WHO, under the direction of FIA Medical Commission President, Professor Gérard Saillant. The FIA will evaluate the calendar of its forthcoming races and, if necessary, take any action required to help protect the global motor sport community and the wider public.
Due to the global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the CIK-FIA has modified the FIA Karting 2020 sporting calendar accordingly.
Sir Stirling Moss has passed away aged 90 after a long illness. He passed away in the early hours of Easter morning.
The promoter of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix has announced following continual discussions with the FIA and Formula 1 over the past month that the event will be postponed due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.