Organisers of the Formula 2 championship have confirmed that the category will be present at this year’s Russian Grand Prix.
Sochi Autodrom returned to the Formula 1 feeder series calendar in 2018, following a two-year absence, and was part of the original 2020 roster of events.
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted an overhaul of Formula 2’s calendar, with planned events in Azerbaijan, the Netherlands and Monaco dropped, while Bahrain’s round was postponed.
Formula 2 will race alongside Formula 1 at the upcoming European rounds and on Wednesday it was confirmed that Round 10 will be held in Russia across September 25 to 27.
“This announcement is very good news,” said Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel.
“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.”
Formula 2’s original calendar features 12 events and it is expected that the category will join Formula 1 at the final rounds in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, the dates of which are yet to be confirmed.
Formula 3’s season will conclude at the Tuscan Grand Prix in Mugello.