Abu Dhabi Grand Prix set to be held in December as Formula 1 confirms July start

Behind closed doors races to begin in Europe

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix set to be held in December as Formula 1 confirms July start

Formula 1 has announced that an opening calendar of eight races has been approved by the FIA to resume the season.

The news follows proposals that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix would be held from December 4 to 6 last month.

The Formula 1 season had been on hold for several months in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of drivers and fans.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix dates are still to be confirmed but are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Resuming the season, eight races will be held in Europe starting with the Austrian Grand Prix from July 3 to 5.

Following Austria, races are set to be held in Hungary, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy.

All eight races are expected to be held behind closed doors, with no trackside fans.

You can see the full calendar of races on the F1 website here.

Keep your eyes peeled to Time Out Abu Dhabi for updates on the Grand Prix in the UAE.

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