Full gauge for the British GP at Silverstone

F1 has confirmed it could perform in front of full stands at the upcoming British Grand Prix (July 16-18). 

Published on 24/06/2021 à 13:47


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Full gauge for the British GP at Silverstone

There will be a scent of people from before this summer in Northamptonshire / © DPPI

The 2021 British GP has been included in the latest phase of the research program currently being implemented by the UK Government to test the delivery of large outdoor events. 

As a happy consequence of this inclusion, the Silverstone event will act as a pilot event and will therefore be able to accommodate the public at 100% capacity. 

Fans will need to present a negative Covid-19 test less than 48 hours old or proof of full vaccination. The 2nd dose must have been received at least 14 days before arrival at Silverstone. Northamptonshire Circuit will contact ticket holders to explain the procedure and clarify the arrangements.

The English route will work closely with the experts appointed as part of the« Event Research Program (ERP) » to determine the organizational conditions that will ensure optimal security. 

Stefano Domenicali, CEO of F1, was pleased to see “ hundreds of thousands of fans » at Silverstone, scene of the 1st of the 3 Sprint races added to the 2021 calendar. 

« I would like to express my gratitude to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Secretary of State Oliver Dowden, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, and Silverstone Managing Director Stuart Pringle for their tireless efforts in leading to a such a resultt,” added the former team principal Ferrari

« I am very pleased that Silverstone will be able to welcome fans to their huge outdoor venue to witness the pinnacle of British motorsport, commented Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture. 

Thanks to our successful vaccination strategy and ambitious research program, we continue to make progress, and events like this will lay the foundation for the safe return of spectators to sporting and cultural events. ». 

Stuart Pringle, managing director of Silverstone, also thanked the British authorities and clarified that most of the fans who had planned to come in 2020 kept their tickets for this year. “ I can't wait to see the full stands again at Silverstone this summer ". F1 too. 

This weekend at Red Bull Ring, only 15 people will be allowed for the Styrian Grand Prix (June 000-25). The following week for the Austrian Grand Prix (July 27-2), the lifting of local restrictions will allow the event to be held with a full gauge as well.

With the announcement from Silverstone, the signs therefore point towards a gradual return to a form of normality on the F1 circuits. 


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