FIA Formula Two have announced that their 2020 season will reach its climax in Bahrain with a double header.
Both events will run alongside F1’s trip to the Bahrain International Circuit across the weekends of 27-29 November and 4-6 December 2020 and form the conclusion of a dramatic campaign, which again features 12 rounds for the third consecutive season.
Speaking of the decision to bring a hectic season to a conclusion in the deserts of Bahrain, F2 CEO – Bruno Michel said; “We are very pleased to conclude our 2020 season in Bahrain with two back-to-back race weekends.”
Michel also described managing to maintain a 12 round calendar as a “great achievement”, saying; “I’m very satisfied to see that in these trying times, we have still managed to keep our calendar to 12 rounds in total. It’s a great achievement. ”
“I would like to thank both FF1 and the FIA for their tremendous help to make this happen and allow us to keep on racing in such difficult conditions through a particularly efficient protocol. I must say that it has been a global effort by everyone involved, from the organisation to the teams and the drivers.”
F2 therefore won’t finish the campaign in Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2012, when that season finished in Singapore instead under the old GP2 Series brand at that time although Michel is “looking forward” to making a return to Abu Dhabi with F2 next season.
Callum Ilott currently leads the standings heading into the second half of this season ahead of title rival, Robert Shwartzman.
How Does F2 Run-in Look?
With confirmation of a double-headed Bahrain finale, F2 will begin the second half of their season this weekend in Belgium at Spa Francorchamps, before visiting Monza and Mugello in Italy across the following two weekends.
The series will then head to Russia on the weekend of 25-27 September 2020 before climaxing in Bahrain with consecutive races across 27-29 November then 4-6 December, which represent the latest finish to a season in the modern F2 era since rebranding from GP2 in 2017.