A 15-car S5000 grid is expected at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2020
next month where the series will host its first official round. Debuting last season, the category hosted two non-championship events, the first at Sandown and the second at The Bend as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.
The coming year marks its first as a fully-fledged competition, with six rounds spanning from Albert Park in March to Sandown in September. “There’s 12 cars committed to the Grand Prix,” said GRM’s Barry Rogers.
A final non-championship event is set for the Bathurst International in mid-November. Preparations for the season are well underway, with Garry Rogers Motorsport having taken delivery of three new chassis in recent weeks. That takes the total number of available cars to 17, with the majority expected to be in action at Albert Park.“There’s no doubt we’ll certainly have 15, possibly 17, but there will be a minimum of 15.”
With Supercars and Porsche Carrera Cup Australian Grand Prix joined by a pair of new categories, the support category list for the 2020 Australian Grand Prix weekend is the best it ever was with.
Rogers expects the bulk, if not the entirety, Australian Grand Prix 2020 Live
of the field to feature local racers looking to compete in the full season, and will only explore bringing in an international guest driver following an open test at the end of the month.