Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium - Formula One will have a record 22 races next season, a draft of the 2020 calendar released by the sport's US-based commercial rights holders Liberty Media confirmed on Thursday.
The season will kick off with the traditional start-of-term Australian Grand Prix on March 15 and finish in Abu Dhabi on November 29.
"Since we became involved in this sport in 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula One and at the same time, consolidating our presence in Europe, the traditional home of the sport," said Formula One Chief Executive Chase Carey.
"It is significant for our sport and confirms our long-term strategy."
An expansion of the calendar to 22 races had been widely expected with the futures of races in Spain, Mexico and Great Britain cleared up.