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Formula One sets date for 2020 season opener

The 2020 Formula One season will start on March 15 with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, organizers have confirmed.

No other dates on the schedule have been released, with grands prix in Vietnam and Holland  to be added next year. Two existing grands prix will be cut to make way for the new events, with races in Spain, Germany and Mexico believed to be most under threat.

Rolex, a F1 global sponsor, will be the title partner of the Australian Grand Prix for the eighth consecutive year.

Meanwhile, Formula One organizers remain determined to host a grand prix in Miami despite plans for a street race in the city falling through.

“We are taking a long-term view on it,” Chloe Targett-Adams, F1’s global director of promoters and business relations, told ESPN. “Miami’s definitely a city we want to race in. It’s electric, it’s an awesome destination, it’s a hugely vibrant, dynamic, great city to add to the Formula One calendar.”

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