29 March 2020

Ferrari team principal says Formula 1 season could run into January

The postponed Formula 1 season could see races stretch into the early part of 2021, according to Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto.

The 2020 season has yet to get underway and all races up to the Canadian Grand Prix on June 12 have been postponed.

Ferrari boss Binotto believes one of the solutions to fitting in as many races as possible could be to extend the campaign beyond November and into next year.

Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, he said: "We're assessing various ideas - races closer together, maybe doing two or three races in January, cancelling (Friday) practice.

"I have felt, along with the other team principals, that these are decisive moments.

"We've decided to give complete freedom to (Formula 1 chairman Chase) Carey and the FIA to put together as soon as possible a timetable for us to get racing again, we are willing on our side."

A minimum of eight races have to take place in a season in order for the world championship to be deemed valid.

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