The Parc Fermé F1 Podcast #675 Pencil us in for 2020

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Join Grace, Paul and me as we discuss the 2020 Formula 1 season calendar. What will happen? What could happen? What are people saying will happen? Heck we don’t know but we discuss it all here and contemplate a short season, long season or no season at all.

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Rapierman

The pre-season testing’s already done, and the teams now know what’s wrong and how to correct it. If they had the opportunity and means to make those corrections, then we could go with a super-season, though we may have to fill in with some temporary races if necessary. If they can’t do it that way, then you’ll have to write off the entire season. However, if a super-season were possible, then you could bring back the entire calendar and reschedule according to what’s logistically possible, given the weather and locations. The extra races could be worked in, depending on where… Read more »

MIE

The UK will be in some form of lockdown for 3-6 months, so as seven teams are based here (even if they race under other nationalities), the season won’t be starting in June.
October possibly, but only if other nations are free of the virus by then.

Fabio

I don’t think any races will happen this year, but if they do, it would have to be at dedicated circuits, you couldn’t have them at ‘pop-up’ ones ie. Australia, Singapore, Baku, etc., the logistics would be near impossible.

Tom Firth

At the moment, the answer is mostly no. More countries have closed borders than open ones. That might change by like September/October though.

Rapierman

Always the optimist. ;-)

Rapierman

It was only an example. Your mileage may vary.

Fabio

Great show as always,
I was wondering if anybody knew if customer teams still had to pay for their engines?
Anybody?….. Bueller?…. Bueller?…..