Finally, fans of the motor world will experience a very special day this weekend. After an almost endless stop, this Friday the engines of the Formula 1 to kick off a world championship that will be most unusual for the sprint, because unless modified, the twenty drivers who will fight on the track will only compete in an eight-race championship.
215 days have passed since Lewis Hamilton He will cross in first position the last checkered flag of last season in the Yas Marina circuit from the Abu Dhabi GP. After this cold, dark and long, very long, winter, the world is no longer the same. The pandemic of coronavirus it has deformed our reality and has extended the always long wait for the start of the new championship.
However, the downtime has ended and the date marked in red on the calendar is already here. It will be this Friday, July 3 when the drivers get on the cars to fight for glory. He Red bull ring will host the 33rd edition of the Austrian Grand Prix, in which Max Verstappen He starts as the main favorite in a track that he dominates perfectly and in which he has risen to the first step of the podium in the last two appointments.
The main rivals of the young Dutch driver are the Mercedes of Hamilton and the finnish Valtteri Bottas and the German’s Ferrari Sebastian Vettel and from the Monegasque Charles Leclerc. This race will also serve, in addition, to check how the extraordinary security measures that all the teams and the organization must implement are managed.
You can follow all the news of this 70th season of F1 here. Movistar F1 It will streamline training sessions, qualifying and the race this weekend. In Latin America the rights to the competition belong to Fox Sports.
F1 2020 Austrian GP schedule:
Friday July 3, 2020
Free practice 1: 11:00 – 12:30
Free practice 2: 15:00 – 16:30
Saturday July 4, 2020
Free practice 3: 12:00 – 13:00
Classification: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday June 5, 2020
Race: 15:10 hours (71 laps)