With the Red Bull Ring hosting the opening two races of the 2020 F1 campaign, the teams and drivers are staying put for the second race, called the Styrian GP, which will take place at the same circuit – a first in F1 history. Valtteri Botas won the opening race in the Austrian Grand Prix in a hectic race which saw Lewis Hamilton demoted from second to fourth place due to a five-second time penalty for clashing with Red Bull’s Alexander Albon.
That promoted Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc into the runner-up position while Lando Norris became the third youngest F1 podium finisher as he grabbed third place for McLaren.
The F1 Caravan stays put in Austria this weekend for its 2nd Race which will be called Styrian Grand Prix. Catch the F1 Styrian GP Live and exclusive on Star Sports Select & Hotstar in India.
F1 Styrian Grand Prix Live Streaming on on Disney+ Hotstar VIP this month: All you want to know about the schedule and live race timings.
|Friday, 10th July 2020||First Practice Session – Austria||2.30 PM|
|Second Practice Session – Austria||6.30 PM|
|Saturday, 11th July 2020||Third Practice Session – Austria||3.30 PM|
|Qualifying Race – Austria||6.30 PM|
|Sunday, 12th July 2020||Main Race – Austria (Pirelli)||6.40 PM|
Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix Live – Why is it called Styrian Grand Prix
Due to numerous race postponements and cancellations, F1 bosses have been forced to shake up the 2020 calendar with at least the opening eight rounds taking place without fans. As part of the solution to bulk out F1’s truncated campaign, the Red Bull Ring will host two races that will take place on consecutive weekends. With the traditional Austrian GP acting as the 2020 opener, a second race at the Red Bull Ring will take place on the following weekend with the same format and schedule in place.
With each F1 grand prix requiring different names across a season, the series is familiar with using unusual race titles over the years. From Imola hosting the San Marino Grand Prix despite not being located in the micro-state, to the inventively named Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas, F1 has often adopted different race names when countries have hosted more than one grand prix in a season. Having just hosted the 2020 Austrian GP, the Red Bull Ring’s second race is called the Styrian Grand Prix, named after the region the circuit is located in.
Has Formula 1 ever held two races at the same track in a season?
In the history of the F1 world championship, no circuit has ever hosted two points-paying races in one season. But in the years of non-championship races, circuits would occasionally be revisited across one year but only one would be considered an F1 world championship grand prix.
Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix Live – How to watch the RACE Live from Austria
F1 will still run its traditional format of two free practice sessions lasting 90 minutes each on Friday, followed by an additional practice session running for one hour on Saturday morning. The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout-style qualifying format is also being retained on Saturday afternoon to decide the grid for the 71-lap Styrian Grand Prix LIVE on Sunday.
Catch the F1 Styrian GP Live and exclusive on Star Sports Select & Hotstar in India.
Formula 1 Race Calendar : The first 8 rounds of the 2020 calendar
|Formula 1 Rolex Grosser Preis von Osterreich||The Red Bull Ring, Austria||July 3-5|
|Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark||The Red Bull Ring, Austria||July 10-12|
|Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydij||The Hungaroring, Hungary||July 17-19|
|Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix||Silverstone, UK||July 31 – August 2|
|Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix||Silverstone, UK||August 7-9|
|Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio de Espana||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain||August 14-16|
|Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium||August 28-30|
|Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia||Monza, Italy||September 4-6|