Fans erupt as bumper schedule of F1 races is confirmed

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Pictured here, Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo.
Formula One has released the details of eight races in its new-look schedule. Pic: Getty

The opening eight races of the truncated 2020 Formula One season have been confirmed, with Spielberg and Silverstone hosting two each.

All of the events are provisionally slated to be held behind closed doors and "under the strongest safety procedures", according to a statement published on F1's official Twitter account.

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It also said further races will be announced in the coming weeks as the sport emerges from a coronavirus-enforced shutdown.

The campaign will begin with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, with the teams remaining at the site for another event the following weekend.

After a race in Hungary on July 19, there will be a week off before a double-header on successive weekends at the home of the British Grand Prix.

The Spanish Grand Prix will take place on August 16, before events at Spa and Monza on August 30 and September 6 respectively.

The F1 confirmed the exciting news on its Twitter account.

Formula One fans overjoyed by the news

Ecstatic motorsport fans flooded social media in response to the confirmation of the new-look race schedule.

F1's 2020 season had been scheduled to begin with the Australian Grand Prix in March but the event was cancelled when a member of the McLaren garage tested positive for coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a further nine races being postponed, with events in the Netherlands, Monaco and France all being written off.

It is still hoped rescheduled events can go ahead in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Azerbaijan and Canada.

with Yahoo Sports staff

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