Which ‘joker’ tracks should be added to the 2020 F1 calendar?

published on July 2, 2020

Formula One's efforts to piece together

a 2020 calendar look increasingly likely

to result in some surprise new additions

to the schedule f1 is aiming to extend

the European season beyond the final

currently confirmed race at Monza which

takes place in early September fellow

Italian track mugello a MotoGP favourite

f1 is so far only used for testing and

longtime German Grand Prix venue

Hockenheim are the prime candidates for

any additional races behind them another

old f1 venue and another track that

hasn't hosted a GP but as held testing

are waiting in the wings M Allah and

Algarve are considered long shots

compared to Majella and Hockenheim but

they're still in contention we're going

to make a case for each of those four

circuits let us know in the comments

which one would get your vote and

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subscribe to our Channel f1 was supposed

to add an old-school circuit with

undulation sweeping corners and looming

barriers for this year but zan vaults

off the agenda for now so Majella could

fill that gap quite nicely some of the

main features that make Mugello one of

the highlights of the MotoGP calendar

would be lacking if it gets the nod for

f1 for starters even if Ferraris tifosi

were allowed in they struggled to match

the magical atmosphere created by

Valentino Rossi's army of fans and while

a series of quick S bends are great for

switchback MotoGP overtaking moves is

not really passing Territory for f1 the

long pit straight where MotoGP bikes

reach their highest speeds of the season

would probably only give us easy DRS

overtakes and that's if the chasing car

can stay close enough through the long

final corner where dirty air would be a

major problem but the negatives of a

potentially professional race do not

come close to outweighing the positives

that would come from seeing this super

fast generation of f1 cars swooping

around the jello when it was last used

for f1 testing in 2012 Vitaly Petrov

decried it as not for Formula One on

safety grounds

that opinion was drowned out by Rivals

lording it for the driving challenge and

unlike so many modern circuits that

challenge comes across just through

looking at your TV screen like spar or

Monaco mugello makes you want to drive a

racing car in a way that yes marina or

Shanghai and never could a Sunday

afternoon with very few overtakes would

be a price worth paying to see a

twenty20 f1 car flicking its way through

Casanova and savelii down into the

fearsome arrabiata right-handers Emily

makes its own case as one of the most

beautiful venues ever to have hosted a

Grand Prix the Dino Ferrari circus

middle section climbs and dives for a

beautiful rustic parkland engine sounds

echoing off the trees it was originally

a public road circuit before being

ringed off and it still carries that

feel this is a part of the world where

motor racing culture lives and breathes

and it's close to Ferraris Maranello

base the fast left handed downhill pier

atella was always one of the most

demanding corners on the calendar and it

took the cars down to the valley floor

over a stream with a tight right-hander

at crimina rally that was very technical

and tricky to get right beginning the

climb back up to the very anti outer

picturing max Verstappen or Lewis

Hamilton through that sequence in 2020

machinery is a tantalizing image seeing

them contest the lead as they scream

down the hill to the braking area for

rivet sir would make for one of f one's

iconic moments of the season

although amela wasn't a great track for

overtaking it did produce thrilling

races as the two Fernando Alonso versus

Michael Schumacher classics of 2005 and

o6 demonstrated to fabulous effect

when he autódromo algarve opened in 2008

there was hopefully it could become a

regular Formula one test venue the in

season testing ban introduced in 2009

put paid to that although a number of

teams did run there in late Oh 8 and

early Oh 9 it's not the ideal test

circuit for f1 given its undulations and

a few tricky bumps but for a race it

would present teams and drivers with new

challenges other categories have

produced decent racing at the venue

which has proved popular with drivers

the track has the necessary grade 1 FIA

license needed to host a revived

Portuguese Grand Prix and perhaps even a

second race if needed over a decade has

passed since a frontline f1 test has

been held there so it would be a trip

into the unknown for the teams and

drivers it would not necessarily be a

great circuit for overtaking with the

main straight just under a kilometer

long and the only other notable straight

being a short downhill blast to the turn

six hairpin but it's a nuanced and very

track that would invite driver errors

and create unfamiliar setup demands for

the team's Hockenheim is not alone in

needing exceptional circumstances to

make a Grand Prix at the track viable no

fans means no normal hosting fee which

means hockenheim can be judged solely on

its quality as a race venue and under

that category at fair as well it's a

quick lap of a big overtaking

opportunity thanks to the long straight

and tight hairpin out the back plus the

weather can always be a factor as we've

seen in the last two Grand Prix at the

venue hockenheim de better bet for

decent racing and a malama jello or

Algarve would be and there will be no

concerns that it's capable of putting on

the event properly although the

facilities will be up to scratch the

other circuits are obviously to a high

standard but there's an argument for

stability and unknown quantity at a time

when f1 needs all the help it can get to

put on a calendar without any hitches

plus Germany is a significant country

for f1 to be in Mercedes remains the

dominant team in f1 and Germany has a

great history and crowds at Hockenheim

of 165 thousand and on

53,000 over two 2018 and 2019 weekend's

showed us a strong appetite for f1 in

Germany you could view the hockenheim

organizers as greedy and question

whether they really needed a massively

cut-price deal to stay on the calendar

was such a strong number of paying fans

at the last two races or you could say

indicates how ridiculous the business

model is for certain races to be held in

modern f1 evil way last year Sebastian

Vettel made it clear that f1 would be

losing out by not racing in Germany now

Germany doesn't have to miss out that's

our summary of the four tracks trying to

get onto the 2020 f1 calendar which one

do you want to see the most and are

there any other tracks you think f1

should be considering let us know in the

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