Formula One 2020 Returns – With the sporting season finally underway amidst the pandemic, Formula 1 has also made its entry back with its first race of the 2020 season, the Austrian Grand Prix being held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on 5 th July 2020.
While Formula 1 is hopeful that they will be able to hold at least 15-18 races this season, a lot will depend upon the outcome of the first few races. The F1 has released an eight-race schedule for the opening European Leg of the 2020 World Championship. The Schedule indicates that there will be 2 races each at the Red Bull Ring in Austria & at Silverstone in Britain along with races at Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Spain. The dates on which the races are scheduled to happen are as below:
|Jul-05||Red Bull Ring, Austria|
|Jul-12||Red Bull Ring, Austria|
With the confirmed eight race schedule out, viewers and fans can now have sigh of relief with guaranteed sporting action almost every weekend till the first week of September. The F1 Is hopeful to release a follow-up calendar for races to be scheduled post the first week of
September up to December 2020 and the sporting fraternity could not be more hopeful for the best possible outcome.
Where can you Watch the Austrian F1 Grand Prix?
The live broadcast of the F1 is available in almost every country around the world. A few of the countries where you can watch the broadcast are mentioned below:
|India||Star Sports Select 2|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports F1|
|Australia||Fox Sports 506|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport|
The rest of Asia is mostly covered by Fox Sports. However, you can also watch the live broadcast on F1 TV for a menial price of US$ 2.99/month. F1 TV also has a welcome back offer wherein they’re offering a 25% discount on the yearly subscription.
The first two free practices of the Austrian Grand Prix have seen Mercedes dominate the track with Lewis Hamilton and Valteri Bottas at the top 2 positions. Ferrari’s LeClerc seems to have had a rocky start by securing a 10th Position in the first free practice followed by a 9th in the Second. Sergio Perez of Racing Point had one of the best weekends with the team by securing the 3rd position in the second free practice.
Seems to be an exciting start to the season with the qualifying race later this evening, Mercedes would be gunning for the pole position ahead of the race on Sunday and at this point with their aggressive domination in the free practice, they seem to be strongest contenders as well. Keep following the page for more updates.