Formula 1 pre-season testing dates and race calendar confirmed for 2020
F1 teams will have six days of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to fine-tune their cars on-track ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Traditionally, there have been two four-day tests at the Spanish Grand Prix venue, but with an extra race added to the calendar next year, a compromise has been reached.
Two three-day winter tests will be held, the first running 19-21 February and the second running 26-28 February, with a four-day gap in between.
The two in-season tests, which this year took place in Bahrain and Spain, have been removed from the 2020 schedule, placing a great emphasis on testing parts in Friday free practice sessions.
Meanwhile in a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Germany, the 2020 calendar was formally confirmed.
A number of changes to the 2020 Sporting Regulations were also discussed and will be proposed to the Council for a decision by e-vote.
In addition, the Council was presented with a detailed update of the draft 2021 Sporting, Technical and Financial Regulations, providing it with the information required for the e-vote which will be held in order for the regulations to be published by 31 October.
F1 2020 Calendar*
|-||19-21 FEB||PRE-SEASON TEST 1||Barcelona|
|-||26 - 28 FEB||PRE-SEASON TEST 2||Barcelona|
|7||24 MAY||MONACO||Monte Carlo|
|10||28 JUN||FRANCE||Le Castellet|
|12||19 JUL||GREAT BRITAIN||Silverstone|
|19||25 OCT||UNITED STATES||Austin|
|20||1 NOV||MEXICO CITY||Mexico City|
|21||15 NOV||BRAZIL||Sao Paulo|
|22||29 NOV||ABU DHABI||Yas Island|