Silverstone races may be pushed forward
LONDON: Two proposed British Grands Prix could be moved into August if it means the UK government do not insist on a 14-day quarantine period, according to Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle.
Plans for two races at the English track were thrown into turmoil when the government offered no exemption to elite sport in its plan to introduce a two-week isolation period for arrivals into the country from June 8. F1 organisers are aiming to start the season with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5 behind closed doors, followed by a second race at the Red Bull Ring a week later.
It was hoped Silverstone could then host two races in back-to-back weekends, also without spectators.
“We have got our original dates in mid-to-late July but we have got a degree of flexibility in August. I don’t think it will be a problem finding dates for two races,” Pringle told Sky Sports. – AFP