In the good news column of this COVID-19 debacle, Formula 1 and the British Grand Prix promoters have agreed to a two-race deal likely to be held on July 26 and August 2. Of course governmental regulations and approvals will be needed but as Belgium just approved the race at Spa Francorchamps for August, let us hope this is quick in coming.
Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle told Autosport:
“I am delighted to confirm that Silverstone and F1 have reached an agreement in principle to host two races behind closed doors this summer.
“However these races will be subject to Government approval, as our priority is the safety of all involved and strict compliance with COVID-19 regulations.
“I would like to thank all our fans who have been so supportive throughout this and to assure them we are determined to do all we can to help F1 put on a show this summer.”
While F1 has yet to confirm the agreement or any details, the provisional calendar is said to be close to complete for this compressed 2020 season. Multiple race weekends at certain tracks and the desire to begin with out crowds are all features of this new calendar.
Hat Tip: Autosport