'Continuation of British GP at Silverstone in July suddenly became uncertain'

13-05-2020 18:53 | Updated: 13-05-2020 19:02
by Editorial Team
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'Continuation of British GP at Silverstone in July suddenly became uncertain'

It remains to be seen whether Formula 1 will be driven at Silverstone in a few months time. According to information from AutoHebdo, the continuation of the British Grand Prix is highly uncertain. This has everything to do with the British government and how the circuit is set up.

According to the French medium, Hungary, Belgium and Italy would have already informed FOM that Formula 1 is welcome, but this does not apply to Silverstone. It is said that additional requirements have been introduced. The legendary track would like to be financially compensated by Formula 1 for organizing two Grands Prix.

Liberty Media is not cooperating

Every year more than a hundred thousand tickets are sold to fans, but because the races now have to take place behind closed doors, the circuit is losing a lot of money. However, Liberty Media would not (yet) be willing to meet this requirement and AutoHebdo calls it 'probable' that Silverstone will only return to the calendar in 2021.

Also the situation regarding the coronavirus in Great Britain does not contribute to this issue. For the time being, the government does not seem to intend to give permission for the organisation of a large (sports) event. This has everything to do with the fact that the death toll is now higher than in Italy.

Entry requirements still unclear

In addition, anyone who wants to enter Silverstone is expected to be quarantined first. It is not yet clear exactly how this should be done and more information is not expected before the end of May.

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