Formula One will return to Silverstone this summer with the British circuit hosting two Grands Prix on 2 and 9 August.

After months of cancellations and postponements, the sport has revealed a bumper provisional calendar to return to track action.

All races are expected to be staged behind closed doors with a minimum number of team personnel at the circuits. Social distancing measures will also be in force and on-site testing for coronavirus.

The 2020 season will kick off with an eight-race European leg of the championship, starting with a double-header at Austria’s Spielberg circuit on 5 and 12 July.

The Hungarian Grand Prix will follow on 19 July, before teams head to the Northamptonshire circuit in England.

Further races have been scheduled to be held in Spain (16 August), Belgium (30 August) and Italy (6 September).

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for a record seventh championship.


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