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Madrid, Jun 2 . .- The Spanish Carlos Sainz, McLaren driver, who will be Ferrari next season, said on Tuesday, after knowing the first eight races of the 2020 World Cup, that “Formula One has found a consistent and realistic solution “and that” many “, like him, need to” compete “.

Sainz, 25, who last season finished sixth in a World Cup in which he signed his first podium in the queen category – when the Brazilian Grand Prix finished third – made these statements to Radio Nacional de España (RNE).

The son of the double world rally champion and triple winner of the Spanish Dakar Rally of the same name, who was excited about his recent signing for Ferrari – “a dream come true” that he has been “pursuing since childhood, which is the result of everyone’s work these years “-, positively appreciated that the first weekend of July starts, with the Austrian Grand Prix, at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Styria), a World Cup marked by the suspensions and postponements derived from the pandemic of COVID-19.

“I think obviously all of this comes from a job of quite a few months and after many cancellations, in many countries that have suffered the terrible from the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

“Formula One has found a coherent solution, a solution that seems optimistic and realistic at the same time; and I believe that these first eight races in Europe, if we continue to do things well; maintaining levels of awareness and security, to avoid the virus As much as possible and try to protect ourselves, they will be carried out without any problem, “said the Madrid driver about the start, within a month, of the championship.

The FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) announced on Tuesday that the Spielberg Red Bull Ring will host the first two tests, on July 5 and 12; a week before the Hungarian Grand Prix (19), on the outskirts of Budapest.

The legendary Silverstone (England, Great Britain) will host the next two races, on August 2 and 9, before the Grand Prix of Spain is held on Mont 16ó (Barcelona). The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps and the Italian Grand Prix at Monza will take place at these legendary circuits on August 30 and September 6, respectively.

“It is going to be able to compete, something that many of us needed,” Carlos Sainz explained to RNE. “The industry needs it. And surely many people want to start enjoying the sport from home,” he added.