Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has confirmed that two current races will make way on the 2020 calendar for the Vietnam Grand Prix and another race – likely the returning Dutch Grand Prix. With a Hanoi street race already confirmed, a return to Zandvoort is expected to be rubber-stamped next week.
Widespread reports have suggested that Zandvoort will replace the Circuit de Catalunya on the F1 calendar, with much scrutiny on the decision ahead of this weekend's Spanish GP.
It is unknown which other race will drop off the calendar, although Silverstone, Mexico City and Hockenheim all have deals that expire at the end of the season.
F1 managing director Ross Brawn recently told Sky Sports: "Despite the pessimism, I'd be surprised if we lose any of the races we have."
However, speaking on a conference call following the release of Liberty's Q1 financial results, Carey's tune was decidedly different.
"We're in the process of finalising our 2020 race calendar," Carey said.
"We have agreements in principle on two renewals, and are actively engaged on three other renewals.
"In addition we have already announced our race in Hanoi, and construction has begun on the track and facilities.
"In addition to Hanoi, we also have an agreement in principle to add another new circuit to our calendar in 2020.
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