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Lights out! Formula 1 season starts this weekend

Jun 30, 2020 17:40 IST

After a delay of nearly 4 months due to the virus scare, the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship will finally kick start with the Austrian Grand Prix on 5th July. The races are set to resume behind closed doors with strict health and safety protocols. Austria will also host the Styrian Grand Prix starting July 12th post which the Hungarian Grand Prix is set to go ahead on July 19th. The British Grand Prix and the much-awaited 70th anniversary Grand Prix will be hosted at Silverstone itself on 2nd and 9th August respectively. Furthermore, the Spanish GP, Belgian GP, and Italian GP have also been scheduled for August. While the 2020 season was supposed to host 22 races, the officials are now hoping to host at least 15-18 races eventually, but owing to the uncertain situations, so far the officials have announced only 8 races. Defending champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will hope to repeat the success once again as success will take him at par with the legendary Michael Schumacher at 7 world titles each.