PARIS (AFP) - system One chairman Chase Carey on Monday said that he "completely expects" the 2020 season to begin this summer season with a revised calendar of "15-18 races" regardless of a raft of postponements because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix in advance on Monday became the 8th race to be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

however Carey insisted that the season would move in advance, although admitted that it became nevertheless impossible to realize exactly what the schedule will seem like.

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"We and our companions completely assume the season to begin sooner or later this summer time, with a revised calendar of among 15-18 races," Carey said in a declaration.

"It isn't possible to offer a extra particular calendar now due to the fluidity of the modern-day scenario but we count on to gain clearer insights to the scenario in each of our host international locations, as well as the issues related to travel to those countries, inside the coming month."

to date, Grand Prix races scheduled for Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands and Spain have additionally been postponed whilst the iconic Riviera showpiece in Monaco and the season-establishing Australian race have been cancelled.

Carey said the game plans to race during the usual summer spoil and admitted that the campaign could end after the scheduled very last day in November.

the new season will no longer begin till at the least June 14 with the Canada GP in Montreal.