Bahrain Grand Prix set to be held in December as Formula 1 confirms July start

Behind closed doors races to begin in Europe

Bahrain Grand Prix set to be held in December as Formula 1 confirms July start

Formula 1 has announced that an opening calendar of eight races has been approved by the FIA to resume the season.

Earlier this year, the Bahrain Grand Prix was postponed in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of drivers and fans.

Organisers are now planning to restart the season, with some countries hosting back-to-back weekend Grand Prixs to ensure between 15 and 18 races are held before the season closes.

This includes two in Bahrain, which, according to reports, will hold two races in December ahead of the traditional closing race in Abu Dhabi.

Yesterday’s announcement confirmed the season will resume with the Austrian Grand Prix from July 3 to 5.

A further seven races across Europe have also been confirmed, in Hungary, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy.

All eight races are expected to be held behind closed doors, with no trackside fans.

You can see the full calendar of races on the F1 website here.

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