The British government has announced a plan to ease measures that includes audiences at sporting events in the summer months that would also allow the British Grand Prix at Silverstone to have a limited audience.
The action plan would approve sporting events for up to 10,000 fans or 25% of the total seating capacity, whichever number is smaller, from 17 May, which would from could be increased from 21 June.
The British Grand Prix is scheduled for July 16-18. and until then, the measures could still be relaxed, which encouraged the head of the British Grand Prix about the possible presence of the audience at this year’s race, after the audience was not allowed last year.
“I am cautiously optimistic, there is still a lot of time until the race,” Stuart Pringle told the BBC.
“But the requirements are clearly set. There are variables that are not in anyone’s control like vaccination problems. But also, things are evolving in a good direction and I think people want to stand behind an opportunity that gives some light at the end of the tunnel.”
“The government rightly said that this is the fourth step and that we have three steps ahead of us before that so things could go wrong at any stage.”
Pringle supported the idea that audiences must be vaccinated or tested for sporting events.
“I think it’s an idea worth exploring, I think the fans would accept it.”
“I think fans, if it requires some effort or expense, would take the opportunity to see their team or favorite sport, that’s something we’d all like this summer.”
2021 F1 CALENDAR
|10||Great Britain||18 Jul|
|22||Saudi Arabia||28 Nov|
|23||Abu Dhabi||5 Dec|