L’Italy scored a hat-trick in the calendar of the season 2020 of Formula 1: after Monza and Mugello, today came the official announcement of the third race in our country, at Imola. The Grand Prize of the Emilia Romagna region, this is the name of the race, to be held on the 1st of November next. The Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari found the Formula 1 after 14 years. The last San Marino grand prix was back in 2006: win it was Michael Schumacher. the weekend of Imola will be condensed: it will take place in two days, on Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November. The format has not yet been defined in specific, but in all probability there will be only one session of free practice as well as qualifying and the race.
That Imola was very close to a place in the sun in the calendar of the season 2020 it was evident from the visit of Michael Masi. The race director of the F1 has gone in the past few days at the track, not so much for the plot itself – the track features the grade 1 of the approval of the FIA, needed to accommodate the F1 – but to verify the feasibility of the “bubble” anti-COVID-19. The employees of the Circus have to remain isolated during the race weekend, to reduce the possibility of infection due to an excessive “promiscuity”.
But, in view of the temporal location of the GP, may also be reasonable to think of an opening to the public, albeit partial. The situation COVID-19 is still too fluid to more than three months from the date of the fateful, but it is an option not to be ruled out. What is certain is that Imola enters in the calendar with the Nürburgring and Portimao. After Sochi, scheduled for 27 September, there will be a one week break. You will race in Germany on the 11th of October, while the appointment with the Portugal is scheduled for October 25.
Seven days later, it will be the turn of Imola, which will close the european part of the calendar revised. These three GP’s and replace the american side, originally expected to take place between October and November. The situation COVID-19 is still too severe in those areas to be able to think of running in the USA, Mexico and Brazil: all postponed to 2021. The season 2020 Formula 1 will conclude with the race in the Middle East between November and December, with a dual appointment in the kingdom of Bahrain and the grand finale in Abu Dhabi.