F1: Two Silverstone races set to go ahead with quarantine exemption

Silverstone is set to stage two Formula One races later this summer with the British government expected to provide participants with an exemption from quarantine rules.

Britain will introduce a 14-day self-isolation period for travellers arriving in the country from June 8, a policy designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Austria set to open F1 season with two races in July
  • F1 to continue ‘gloves-off’ racing approach

Medical professionals and lorry drivers are among those who are exempt from the measure, but the government now appears set to provide the same exemption to Formula One teams.

Austria is set to open the F1 season with two races on July 5 and July 12, which will be held behind closed doors in Spielberg, after the country’s health ministry gave its approval.

The dates for the Silverstone Grands Prix are expected to be announced in the coming days.

An F1 spokesperson said: “We welcome the government’s efforts to ensure elite sport can continue to operate and their support for our return to racing.

“We will maintain a close dialogue with them in the coming weeks as we prepare to start our season in the first week of July.”

Source: Read Full Article