“We expect the early races to be without fans but hope fans will be part of our events as we move further into the schedule,” said Chase Carey, F1’s chief executive.
He warned that the plans could change again, considering the “unknowns” of the coronavirus pandemic, but that the situation was becoming more certain.
“We are now increasingly confident with the progress of our plans to begin our season this summer,” said Carey.
“We’re targeting a start to racing in Europe through July, August and beginning of September, with the first race taking place in Austria on 3-5 July weekend.
“September, October and November, would see us race in Eurasia, Asia and the Americas, finishing the season in the Gulf in December with Bahrain before the traditional finale in Abu Dhabi, having completed between 15-18 races.
“We will publish our finalised calendar as soon as we possibly can.”