Formula One has tabbed the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5 as its return to racing following an extended absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Austrian Grand Prix is the first of eight European races on the revised schedule. Formula One said it hoped to have between 15-18 races in total, with the season being completed in December. Fans will not be permitted to attend for the foreseeable future.
"We are pleased to be able to set out our opening eight race calendar today and look forward to publishing our full calendar in the coming weeks," F1 CEO Chase Carey said in a statement.
"... While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back once it is safe to do, but we know the return of Formula One will be a welcome boost to sports fans around the world."
The first eight races are as follows:
July 3-5 -- Austrian Grand Prix, Red Bull Ring, Austria
July 10-12 -- Steiermark Grand Prix, Red Bull Ring, Austria
July 17-19 -- Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary
July 31-Aug. 2 -- British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Great Britain
Aug. 7-9 -- Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Silverstone, Great Britain
Aug. 14-16 -- Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Catalunya, Spain
Aug. 28-30 -- Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Sept. 4-6 -- Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy
--Field Level Media