British GP decision by end of April, say Formula One chiefs
London: Formula One and Silverstone chiefs say they have until the end of April to decide if the British Grand Prix will go ahead in July.
The first eight Formula One races of the 2020 season have been called off due to the coronavirus.
The Canadian Grand Prix is the next scheduled race, in mid-June, with the British Grand Prix due to take place just over a month later. Last week, governing body Motorsport UK extended its suspension of events in Britain until the end of June.
With so many sporting events already cancelled or postponed, it is unlikely Silverstone will be able to stage the event but organisers are keeping their options open.
"Silverstone and Formula 1 remain in close dialogue regarding the ongoing situation and are assessing the feasibility of holding the British Grand Prix on 17th-19th July,” a joint statement from Silverstone and Formula One said on Wednesday. – AFP