Here are the F1 2020 Season Car Launch Dates:
Date Team Event Location Notes
11th February Ferrari 2020 car launch Reggio Emilia
12th February Renault 2020 season launch Paris May not present 2020 car
13th February McLaren 2020 car launch McLaren Technology Centre
14th February Mercedes 2020 car launch Silverstone Not open to media or public, will present material online
14th February Alpha Tauri 2020 season launch Hangar-7, Salzburg May not present 2020 car
17th February Racing Point 2020 season launch Mondsee May not present 2020 car
19th February Haas 2020 car launch Circuit de Catalunya Before start of testing
19th February Alfa Romeo 2020 car launch Circuit de Catalunya Before start of testing
19th February Williams 2020 car launch Circuit de Catalunya Before start of testing; livery will be presented online on 17th
FIA “closely monitoring” coronavirus threat to F1 and other races
The FIA has indicated it is prepared to make changes to its calendar of motor racing events, potentially including Formula 1, in response to the spread of the coronavirus throughout China.
Kubica confirmed as Alfa Romeo reserve driver and Orlen as title sponsor
Robert Kubica has joined Alfa Romeo as a reserve driver for the 2020 F1 season in a deal with sponsor Orlen, as first revealed by RaceFans last month.
Masi ‘couldn’t have got through’ first year as F1 race director without staff support
FIA race director Michael Masi says he needed the support of many people to get through his first year as Formula 1 race director.
Hulkenberg’s missed win should have been “high point” for Force India
Racing Point CEO Otmar Szafnauer says he still thinks of the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix as the race the team should have won in its previous identity as Force India.
W Series champion Chadwick gets expanded Williams role
Jamie Chadwick, the inaugural champion of women’s racing championship W Series, will continue in her role as junior driver at Williams during the 2020 F1 season.
Verstappen signs new three-year deal with Red Bull
Max Verstappen has extended his contract to drive for Red Bull.
F1 monitoring potential threat to season-opening Australian Grand Prix from major bushfires
Formula 1 Management is monitoring the potential threat to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from serious bushfires which have killed 25 people.
Honda’s jet division helped F1 engineers solve power unit problem
Honda’s jet engine division HondaJet helped to solve a major reliability problem which plagued its Formula 1 power unit.
Pirelli dismisses fears 2021 rules will slow F1 cars to F2 speeds
Claims Formula 1 could be little quicker than Formula 2 after new regulations are introduced in 2021 have been rejected by Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing Mario Isola.
Hamilton donates $500,000 to Australian bushfire wildlife causes
Lewis Hamilton has donated half a million dollars to help animals affected by the serious bushfires in Australia which have been burning since September.
F1 teams rejected new tyres to reduce car development – Isola
The Formula 1 teams voted against introducing new tyres for the 2020 season to avoid the need to redevelop their cars for this season, according to Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing Mario Isola.
“No excuses” if Racing Point isn’t back to its best in 2020Racing Point should be back to competing at its previous best level in the 2020 F1 season, according to CEO Otmar Szafnauer.
Vietnam promoters urge hotels to keep room prices “reasonable”
The promoters of the Vietnam Grand Prix are urging hotel owners not to take advantage of visitors to the new Formula 1 race by charging exorbitant rates.
Nissany to drive in F1 practice sessions for Williams
Williams has appointed Roy Nissany as its official test driver for the 2020 F1 season.
F1’s prize money structure means “certain death for the 11th team”
Formula 1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says the way the sport distributes its prize money makes it impossible for more than 10 teams to exist.
W Series adds new F1 support races in USA and Mexico
All-female championship W Series has added two new rounds which will support races on the 2020 F1 calendar.
W Series is “closer to getting women into F1”
W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir says the championship is moving closer to getting women racers into Formula 1 after announcing a deal to run support races at two grands prix this year.
Giovinazzi will be “much more ready” in Melbourne this year
Antonio Giovinazzi expects he will be much better prepared for the first race of the 2020 F1 season compared to last year.
Leclerc’s brother joins Ferrari Driver Academy
Charles Leclerc’s younger brother Arthur has been confirmed as one of two new members of Ferrari’s Driver Academy.
Ferrari’s pledge to promote women racers ‘isn’t just marketing’
The CEO of all-women racing championship W Series has defended Ferrari following criticism of their claimed support for women racers.
Norris got over 2019 bad luck because “it wasn’t our fault”
Lando Norris says he came to terms with the misfortunes which frustrated him at times during his debut F1 campaign last year.
Latifi takes over Rosberg’s old F1 number for debut
Formula 1 newcomer Nicholas Latifi will take over the number six last used by Nico Rosberg when he makes debut in the series this year.
Bratches to step down as F1’s commercial director next week
Formula 1’s managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches will step down from his role at the end of the month, the championship has confirmed.
F1 teams raise concerns over plans for 70th anniversary Fan Festival in London
Formula 1 teams have expressed concerns over plans for a Fan Festival celebrating the sport’s 70th anniversary in May.
No agreement over plan for group photoshoot at first test
A plan to photograph all 10 new Formula 1 cars together ahead of the start of testing next month was scrapped due to logistical concerns.
Former McLaren designer Fry to join Renault next week
Pat Fry will begin work for Renault next month, RaceFans can reveal.
New first sector at Paul Ricard will “create big opportunity for overtaking” – Boullier
The French Grand Prix promoters hope to complete changes to the first sector of the Paul Ricard circuit before this year’s race in order to aid overtaking.
French Grand Prix traffic problems “totally eradicated”
The organisers of the French Grand Prix are certain there will be no repeat of previous traffic problems, even if this year’s race attracts more spectators.
Williams hires new technical staff from Red Bull and Renault
Williams has hired two new senior members of its technical team ahead of the start of the 2020 F1 season.
Mercedes set for crunch meeting to decide whether it will quit F1
The board of Mercedes‘ parent company Daimler will meet in two weeks’ time to decide whether to withdraw its team from Formula 1 at the end of the 2020 season.
Deal agreed for Racing Point to become Aston Martin F1 team
The Racing Point F1 team is set to be renamed as Aston Martin in 2021 after its owner Lawrence Stroll agreed a £182 million deal to buy into the manufacturer.
Here is the Testing Schedule for the Pre Season Testing:
Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st February, Circuit de Catalunya
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February, Circuit de Catalunya