The dazzling Mugello circuit has been confirmed to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time in its storied history, as the sport has announced the addition of the Tuscan Grand Prix and the Russian GP at Sochi to the revised 2020 calendar
The Ferrari-owned circuit will stage its debut Grand Prix on September 11-13, a week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Mugello now becomes the fourth Italian circuit in the sport’s history to stage a Grand Prix, after Monza, Imola and the Pescara road circuit. The race will also mark Scuderia Ferrari’s 1000th race in the world championship in a landmark event.
Sochi has also been confirmed as the latest addition to the calendar with the Russian Grand Prix slated for September 25-27, taking the tally of the truncated 2020 season to 10 races in just 77 days.
As reported earlier, the Russian Grand Prix is also primed to hold the first race of the year with spectators trackside, with an official confirmation expected to be announced over the coming weeks.
“We are delighted to announce Mugello and Sochi will be part of the 2020 calendar and want to thank all our partners for their support in recent weeks,” added Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1.
“We had a great start to our season in Austria last weekend and we are increasingly confident in our plans to race throughout the remainder of 2020.
“The Russian Grand Prix is a major moment in our season and we are looking forward to being back in Sochi in September. We are equally excited to see Formula 1 race for the first time at Mugello, an occasion that will mark Ferrari’s 1000 Grand Prix. Both races will be a huge boost for fans with more announcements on the next races in our calendar coming in the weeks ahead.”
The F1 paddock returns to action this weekend with the second successive race at the Red Bull Ring for round two of the world championship.