Looking forward to the 2020 F1 Season

The 2020 F1 season gets the greenlight in Melbourne on March 15. Below, you’ll not only find a full list of F1 races, perfect to bet on, but we’ll also be discussing a few of the new features you can expect going into the 2020 season.


F1 Calendar 2020

March 15
Australian GP

March 22 
Bahrain GP

April 5
Vietnam GP

April 19
Chinese GP

May 3
Dutch GP

May 10
Spanish GP

May 24
Monaco GP

June 7
Azerbaijan GP

June 14
Canadian GP

June 28
French GP
Paul Ricard

July 5 
Austrian GP

July 19
British GP

August 2
Hungarian GP

August 30
Belgian GP

September 6
Italian GP

September 20
Singapore GP
Marina Bay

September 27
Russian GP

October 11
Japanese GP

October 25
United States GP

November 1
Mexico City GP
Mexico City

November 15 
Brazilian GP

November 29
Abu Dhabi GP
Yas Marina


New Race Inclusions

The 2020 season see’s two new track additions, in Hanoi, Vietnam and Zandvoort in the Netherlands. This will be the first time ever that a race is held in Vietnam and will be the first time in 35 years that a Netherlands race takes place.


The 2020 F1 driver line-ups
Lewis Hamilton 
Valtteri Bottas

Sebastian Vettel
Charles Leclerc

Red Bull   
Max Verstappen
Alexander Albon

Carlos Sainz
Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo
Esteban Ocon

Alpha Tauri
Pierre Gasly 
Daniil Kvyat

Racing Point      
Sergio Perez      
Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo       
Kimi Raikkonen
Antonio Giovinazzi

Romain Grosjean            
Kevin Magnussen

George Russell 
Nicholas Latifi

What new rules can we expect in 2020?


Chequered flag returns

The classic chequered flag is making a return to Formula 1 after a glitch experienced at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix saw the chequered light malfunction. I think we can all appreciate the flag making it’s comeback.


Less testing necessary

For 2020, pre-season testing has been reduced from eight days of running to six. There will also be no mid-season testing.

Longer curfews implemented

A mandatory crew curfew has been implemented, meaning mechanic teams will be able to enjoy an extra bit of rest as they’ll be forbidden from working on their cars for an extra hour on both Thursday and Friday of race weekends. Teams are only allowed to break curfew twice in one season.

Less fuel outside the tank

The 2020 Technical Regulations limit the amount of fuel allowed to course around the car outside of the fuel survival cell to just 250ml – down from two litres in 2019 – all of which should be used for “the normal running of the engine”, according to the regs. That’s to deter teams from seeking any potential benefit to be had from keeping large amounts of fuel outside of the tank.


Shark fins are in

Teams will all have to create a small plate on the engine cover of their cars – similar to McLaren’s early-2019 wedge on the MCL34 – with this ‘shark fin’ set to house the drivers’ numbers, making it easier for fans to distinguish between each team's two machines.


So, are you excited to bet on the upcoming Formula 1 season? Which driver’s are you backing and are you going to be betting on an outright for the year? If you are, make sure to visit www.betway.co.za where you’ll find all the best odds on the season, as well as odds on every Formula 1, MotoGP, NASCAR, or any other sport of your choice.

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Published: 01/10/2020