F1 Continues To Grow After COVID-19 With Two Races Added For This Year

While the world is slowly coming out of its COVID induced shutdown Formula 1 has just added two new races to its calendar.

Italy will host a second Grand Prix with the MotoGP circuit regular and Ferrari test track Mugello set to host its first ever Grand Prix.

Mugello will be the forth Italian circuit to be used after Monza, Imola and the Pescara road course used once in 1957.

It will be extra special for all Italians as it will be the 1000th race in the World Championship for Ferrari.

F1 will also be returning to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix.

These two races will be taking place in September with Mugello following Monza to take place on 11-13 September with Sochi two weeks later on the 25-27.

“We want to thank the promoters, national authorities, the teams and the FIA for their hard work and support in making these Grands Prix possible,” said Formula 1 in a statement, “and know our fans will be delighted to see Russia host its seventh race at the Sochi Autodrom and see Formula 1 cars race for the first time at exciting Mugello circuit in Italy.”

With the addition of these two the F1 calendar currently stands at 10 with another 5 to 8 races possibly set to take place.

After the two races around the Red Bull Ring, Austria, F1 will be heading to Hungary this weekend before two races around Silverstone, UK.