Silverstone moves to August on provisional calendar

Michelle Foster

Silverstone offered to host up to 12 F1 races.

The British Grand Prix, or in this case grands prix, at Silverstone have been moved to early August on the provisional F1 calendar.

With the United Kingdom government imposing a 14-day quarantine on all travellers entering the country, the fate of the British Grand Prix was in the balance only for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step in.

According to The Times, the PM personally intervened on behalf of the grand prix although talks continue.

The delay in a definite answer means Silverstone won’t be able to take its initial July dates, instead being pushed back to 2 and 9th of August.

Should Silverstone for any reason not be able to take its August dates, Hockenheim has said it is ready to fill the breach.

The season will still begin with a double header at the Red Bull Ring before moving to Hungary for round three, all in the space of three weeks.

Following that there will be a week’s break before Formula 1 travels to Silverstone for two races and then onto Barcelona for the Spanish GP.

Another week’s break will be followed by Belgium on 30 August with Italy immediately after.

The calendar is expected to be confirmed this coming Monday.

Provisional European calendar:

5 July – Austria
12 July – Austria
19 July – Hungary
2 August – Britain
9 August – Britain
16 August – Spain
30 August – Belgium
6 September – Italy

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