Formula 1 has added three more races to the 2020 calendar with dates officially confirmed.

The races are the Nurburgring in Germany, Portimao in Portugal and Imola in Italy taking the total race confirmed to so far for the season to 13.

F1 has suggested that this season championship might be an all European affair due to the coronavirus pandemic. It looks like Grand Prix will stay in Europe as presumed after the cancellation of three America’s GP.

The USA, Mexican, Brazilian and the Chinese GP have all been officially cancelled due to the high rate of COVID-19 infection in that region.

Nurburgring is returning to host an F1 race after seven years with the race confirmed to take place between October 9-11. 

Portimao on its part will be hosting its first-ever race at the Algarve International Circuit since been opened in 2008. The race comes up between October 23-25. 

Imola will be the third GP that will go down this season in Italy after official confirmation of Monza and Mugello. The race will take place between October 31-November 1.

It will be the first time in 14 years that the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari will be hosting an F1 race.

Formula Chief Executive Officer Chase Carey was elated at the progress made.

We are pleased that we continue to make strong progress

in finalising our plans for the 2020 season and are excited to welcome Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola to the revised calendar.

“We want to thank the promoters, the teams, and the FIA for their full support in our efforts to bring our fans exciting racing this season during an unprecedented time.

“We also want to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and look forward to being back with them next season when they will once again be able to thrill millions of fans around the world.”