The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which marks the 70th anniversary of the first Formula One season.1,a The championship is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers’ Champion and World Constructors’ Champion respectively.
The championship was originally due to start in March,2 but was postponed until July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was due to be contested over a record of 22 Grands Prix, but as some races have been cancelled and new races were added to replace them, a total of 17 races were confirmed to be run. The season started in July with the Austrian Grand Prix4 and will end in December with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.5Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first eight rounds of the championship were run behind closed doors with the rest of the races due to be run at a reduced capacity.