Liberty Media has got the jump on Dorna by announcing the F1 calendar ahead of the MotoGP calendar, which however should not be long in coming.
While Carmelo Ezpeleta in the draft that has been circulating for a few weeks has presented a program of 12 rounds, leaving open the possibility of a brace of races in Asia in Thailand and Malaysia only if the Grands Prix can be held with spectators, his counterpart, Chase Carey, for the moment has given the dates of just 8 GPs.
All European, of course, in Austria (2), Hungary, Great Britain (2), Spain, Belgium and Italy (perhaps a brace also here). Six nations, therefore, with the events all held behind closed doors.
Despite this, even in this case there are doubts: for example Hungary, on July 19, despite the fact that the Government had previously prohibited sports events with more than 500 people until August 15.
Silverstone, on the other hand, has been moved to avoid the government's planned quarantine.
"While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back once it is safe to do, but we know the return of Formula 1 will be a welcome boost to sports fans around the world," said Carey.
Obviously, clashes with MotoGP are already expected. For example, Hungary will probably overlap with the opening round at Jerez.
The Superbike round on 2 August, also in Jerez, will probably clash with Silverstone. And others will be inevitable in an August in which F1 will have four races: precisely Silverstone, Barcelona and Spa