Silverstone bosses to make decision on British Grand Prix by the end of April

Silverstone bosses have announced they have until the end of April to decide whether or not the British Grand Prix can go ahead in July.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 12:14 pm
The British Grand Prix is scheduled to take place at Silverstone in July

The coronavirus pandemic has already claimed the first eight races on the Formula One calendar, leaving the Canadian Grand Prix as the next scheduled event on the weekend of June 12-14.

The race at Silverstone is due to take place a month later, from July 17-19.

A joint statement from Silverstone and Formula One said: "Silverstone and Formula 1 remain in close dialogue regarding the ongoing situation and are assessing the feasibility of holding the British Grand Prix on 17-19 July.

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"We fully appreciate that other UK sporting events in July have taken decisions regarding their events, but it is important to highlight that their logistics and sporting arrangements differ from Silverstone's and, therefore, our timeline gives us until the end of April to make a final decision.

"The safety of our fans, colleagues and the F1 community will be our priority and we will continue to engage with the appropriate authorities."

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