Formula 2 adds Russia to its schedule

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The Formula 2 championship has announced that it will extend its heavily-updated 2020 calendar with the Russian round that will take place at the end of September.

After Formula One announced the first eight rounds of its revised calendar, its main support series, the Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche SuperCup competitions confirmed that they would follow the same schedule, holding eight rounds within ten weeks.

The pinnacle of motorsport has since extended its calendar with five more races including rounds at Mugello, Sochi, Nürburgring, Portimao and Imola. Formula 2 has now announced that it would extend its own schedule with a race in Russia.

FIA Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel said: “This announcement is very good news. First of all, it means that we now have ten rounds confirmed for 2020. That’s very positive for everyone involved in the Championship. Moreover, we currently have three Russian drivers on the grid, with Robert Shwartzman currently leading in the standings. For this reason as well, it’s great to be bringing F2 to Sochi.”

The Russian Grand Prix will take place at Sochi from 25 September to 27 September. It is yet to be seen whether the Formula 2 series will make the trip to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit where it held its season-concluding event in recent years.