While Sochi has been part of the championship since 2014, the Ferrari home circuit in Mugello will welcome the formula for the first time. The race in Tuscany, in which the famous team will celebrate the jubilee 1000th race in the World Cup, will take place a week after the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.
So far, Mugello has only hosted the Road Motorcycle Championship, the Lower Car Series races and the Ferrari test drives. After Monza, Imola and Pescara, this is the fourth Italian circuit to be presented in the formula. “Organizing a race in Mugello on the occasion of our thousandth race is a great opportunity,” said Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
Although the season for coronavirus has begun with a number of security measures and without spectators, the organizers of the Sochi race expect to let fans into the stands. They have even started selling tickets. “It will be an incredible festival for the widest possible audience,” said race promoter Alexei Titov.
“Year after year, we keep a balanced attendance and we prepare safe conditions for the fans,” added Titov. In Russia, 11,000 people have died from the covid-19 and has been confirmed in 714,000, the fourth highest number in the world.
Seven races canceled
The season was originally scheduled to have 22 races, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, seven were canceled and the start of the World Cup was postponed by four months. At the beginning of June, the management of the series published a modified calendar with eight races, with more being added gradually according to the situation.
The Grand Prix of Tuscany and Russia has increased the number of confirmed races to ten, all taking place in Europe. The formula management hopes that the season will have a limited season of 15 to 19 races. The year should end in December with races in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
The race in Portugal is also under discussion, where the formula was run regularly from 1984 to 1996. The Italian Imola also has a chance to organize the race, and the premier Vietnam Grand Prix is still in view, which according to the original calendar was to take place on the Hanoi city circuit. in April.