Chase Carey

F1: First 8 races officially confirmed
Lewis Hamilston, Silverstone 2018
Lewis Hamilston, Silverstone 2018 Credit: Carl Jorgensen

The announcement that motorsport fans awaited is finally here: Formula 1 is ready to rumble in Austria with a race on July 5. Both Austria and the UK are hosting two races each this year, a development that is expected to streamline operations and maximize the number of races in a season that starts 16 weeks behind the original schedule.

"While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back once it is safe to do," stated further the Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, Chase Carey.