As we head into the final weekend of August, in any other year preparations would be under way for the traditional end-of-summer festivities. Londoners would have the Notting Hill Carnival, English cricket supporters would be getting ready for the last summer tests and Formula 1 fans would be looking forward to the Belgian and Italian grands prix.
Well, despite all that has been upturned and rerouted by the accursed COVID-19 pandemic, the last two events are going ahead on their scheduled dates. But there will inevitably be differences in 2020.
Of course, fans will sadly not be allowed to attend the races, which will run behind closed doors in line with the FIA's strict COVID-secure protocols that have been enacted so far. And the two events at Spa and Monza will not be the return to action after F1's mid-season summer break, but the end of a long slog of nine races in 11 weekends, with the inaugural Tuscan GP at Mugello then closing out a third triple header in the delayed campaign.