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As Formula 1 faces a tricky balancing act to fit a cluster of postponed races into an increasingly confined space, could it take a leaf out of the FIA World Endurance Championship's book and merge its 2020 and 2021 seasons? While such an approach would solve some problems, it would likely create others too...
As the clock ticks with each second, the global coronavirus pandemic changes form once more. Each fragment of time that elapses is enough for another COVID-19 transmission, one that could delay the notion of normality by a further month or two.
In these parts, normality means motorsport. With Formula 1 now not anticipating the beginning of its 2020 season until June at the earliest, it means that there are numerous contracts in place for races without any real space in the calendar for them to realistically go ahead. In other words, F1 has lost almost half of its races and has half a year to run them all. Talk about condensing the calendar.
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