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F1 will start with 2 races in July

By The Assam Tribune

PARIS, June 2: Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing.

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12, governing body FIA said in a statement on Tuesday.

The next race will be in Hungary on July 19 followed by consecutive races at the British GP at Silverstone on August 2 and 9 after the British government exempted elite sports from an upcoming quarantine on foreign visitors.

Further races are scheduled for Spain on August 16 and Belgium on August 30, with Italy completing the European swing on September 6.

Over the past two months Formula One has been working closely with all partners, authorities, the FIA and the 10 teams to create a revised calendar that will allow a return to racing in a way that is safe, the FIA said.

�Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 situation internationally, the details of the wider calendar will be finalised in the coming weeks. There will be no spectators allowed to attend, although there may be later in the year if health conditions allow it.�

It is currently expected that the opening races will be closed events, the FIA said. � AP

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