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F1 add final four Grands Prix to coronavirus-hit 2020 season as Turkey returns to schedule

“Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic we continue to maintain close dialogue with all promoters and local authorities to ensure we operate in the safest way possible and monitor each national situation closely – including travel restrictions and local health procedures.”

F1 chief executive Chase Carey, who will be hoping this week’s Belgian Grand Prix goes ahead without a hitch, is pleased to have pieced together a 17-race schedule given the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

“We are proud to announce that Turkey, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will be part of our 2020 season,” said Carey.

“This year has presented Formula 1 and the world with an unprecedented challenge and we want to pay tribute to everyone across Formula 1, the FIA, the teams, and our partners who have made this possible.

“While we are all disappointed that we have not been able to return to some of our planned races this year we are confident our season has started well and will continue to deliver plenty of excitement with traditional, as well as new, races that will entertain all our fans.”

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