British GP (2020)
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Silverstone’s hopes of hosting Formula 1 races this year have taken a further boost after the UK government declared the resumption of sport behind closed doors from Monday, June 1.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has reportedly responded to lobbying from Formula 1 to create a quarantine exemption for the sport’s travelling personnel by asking his ministers to make it happen.
Formula 1 has been formally told that it will not be granted an immediate exemption to the British government’s requirements for all travellers arriving in the country to be put in quarantine, as predicted by Motorsport.com.
Silverstone’s hopes of getting the final green light for the British Grand Prix have suffered a blow, sources have indicated to Motorsport.com, amid growing indications that the UK government will not exempt sports – including Formula 1 - from planned quarantine restrictions.
The push from UK government to start talks over resuming sport in the UK is "very encouraging" for running the British Grand Prix in July, according to Silverstone's track chief.
Silverstone has confirmed that the British Grand Prix is to be held behind closed doors, if the Formula 1 race is able to take place this year.