F1 and Silverstone strike agreement for British Grand Prix double when 2020 season starts

F1 and Silverstone strike agreement for British Grand Prix double when 2020 season starts

Silverstone and F1 have reached an agreement which will see the British Grand Prix take place twice as part of the curtailed 2020 season when the coronavirus pandemic allows the action to get underway.

The British Racing Drivers’ Club had been in disagreement with F1 over a fee to the track for hosting both events.

A compromise has now been reached though and a deal struck for the venue to host two races when the 2020 season gets up and running.

A new threat to the event has emerged though with the UK government planning to impose a two-week quarantine on all international arrivals.

F1 CEO Chase Carey has tried to provide an update on the new-look 2020 calendar in the light of the COVID-19 global crisis.

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F1 also hope events will go ahead in Spain, Hungary, France and Italy as part of the European section of the 2020 season.

Hockenheim in Germany is on standby to host a race in case a track which is on the current calendar is unable to host.

Meanwhile, the FIA has delayed a vote on proposals to reduce the cost cap set to be introduced next year to next week.

Teams are suggesting to lower the level of $175m (£137.9m) enshrined in the rules to $145m, and then lowering again to $140m in 2022 and $135m for the period 2023-5.

Published at Fri, 15 May 2020 13:07:00 +0000