Formula One has announced that it has added four races to its 2020 calendar.
The Chinese race that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has not been rescheduled again. Up until Tuesday, the season would have only consisted of 13 races for the rest of the season.
In a statement released by the organisation, it has said that the following races have been added:
- Turkey on 15 November
- Bahrain on 29 November and 6 December
- Abu Dhabi on 13 December
Bahrain has been awarded two races with the first one being called the Bahrain Grand Prix and the second one will be known as the Sakhir Grand Prix.
The Turkish race is the first one to be held in Turkey since 2011.
So far, all six races that have been held since the organisation got the green light to start their season in July in Austria, have been held with no spectators in attendance.
While Formula One warned that tickets for many of the races will be limited due to each individual country’s COVID-19 regulations, IOL reports that tickets for the Russian race in Sochi in September are already on sale.
Britain's Lewis Hamilton is currently the points leader with 132 points while Max Verstappen from The Netherlands is in second place with 95 points.
Watch the Thomas Maher video below for more on the extended 2020 Formula One season.
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