FIA Masters Historic Championships cut to 3 events
The FIA Masters Historic Formula One and FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championships will be reducing their racing events from seven to three a year from 2020.
The races will now only take place in the summer period starting with the Silverstone Classic at the end of July, through to Spa-Francorchamps at the end of September, via Zandvoort. Competitors will have the opportunity to discover a track that has been partially remodelled compared to previous years, to accommodate the return of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix.
The selection of Silverstone, Zandvoort and Spa is also motivated by history, with the selected events at these circuits each having a prestigious historic link to Formula 1 or Sports Cars. All three are also covered by a Circuit licence of the highest level, FIA Grade 1.
Ron Maydon, Founder and President of Masters Historic Racing said, ‘ For some time we have been acutely aware of the hectic lifestyles, business schedules and family commitments of our drivers that make a long season of racing challenging.
“So, together with the FIA, we have decided to intensify the competition and make it more accessible by reducing the FIA Masters Historic Championships for Historic Formula One and Historic Sports Cars from seven to three rounds and having a summer-only schedule. This means that anyone who wants to have a real go at becoming an FIA Champion can do so over a two-month period. For many years we have been proud to run the longer version of the FIA Championships alongside our other wonderful grids but felt it was time for a refresh to our schedule for 2020 to better accommodate our drivers needs, whilst still maintaining the competitive racing they enjoy.”
The 2020 schedule for the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship & FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championships is confirmed as follows:
31 July/2 August – Silverstone Classic, Silverstone, UK
4/6 September – Historic Grand Prix, Zandvoort, Holland
25/27 September – Spa Six Hours, Spa, Belgium