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Formula 1 pre-season testing dates and race calendar confirmed for 2020

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CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 28: Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19

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*

RoundDateGrand PrixLocation
-19-21 FEBPRE-SEASON TEST 1Barcelona
-26 - 28 FEBPRE-SEASON TEST 2Barcelona
115 MARAUSTRALIAMelbourne
222 MARBAHRAINSakhir
35 APRVIETNAMHanoi
419 APRCHINAShanghai
53 MAYNETHERLANDSZandvoort
610 MAYSPAINBarcelona
724 MAYMONACOMonte Carlo
87 JUNAZERBAIJANBaku
914 JUNCANADAMontreal
1028 JUNFRANCELe Castellet
115 JULAUSTRIASpielberg
1219 JULGREAT BRITAINSilverstone
132 AUGHUNGARYBudapest
1430 AUGBELGIUMSpa-Francorchamps
156 SEPITALY**Monza
1620 SEPSINGAPORESingapore
1727 SEPRUSSIASochi
1811 OCTJAPANSuzuka
1925 OCTUNITED STATESAustin
201 NOVMEXICO CITYMexico City
2115 NOVBRAZILSao Paulo
2229 NOVABU DHABIYas Island

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