Getty ImagesFormula One managing director Ross Brawn has suggested the European season could be extended as organisers look to stretch the calendar to 18 races this year, despite confirmation that the planned Grands Prix in Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan have now been cancelled.
The global motorsport series has already announced an eight-race European schedule to get the delayed 2020 season under way in July, while stating an ambition to add a further seven to ten races before the end of the year.
But Brawn hinted at the difficulties of that process as nations around the world deal with the coronavirus pandemic at different rates, and has suggested further European races could be added before the season wraps up in Abu Dhabi.
“There is a contingency to have an extended European season with another one or two races if needed,” Brawn said on the Formula One website. “I think Bahrain and Abu Dhabi will be the backstop of the season from what we can see at the moment. That gives us ten.
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