Qatar is the latest country that has been linked with filling a gap in the second half of this year’s Formula 1 calendar.

The schedule after the summer break is in serious doubt of avoiding further changes, with big question marks over several races.

Even the Belgian and Dutch Grands Prix are under a degree of threat due to resurgent cases of COVID-19 in western Europe, while Japan and Brazil appear the most likely to fall from the intended 23-race programme.

There are currently 22 grands prix on the roster following the loss of the race in Australia on November 21, while Turkey was added in place of Singapore on October 3.

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