The British Grand Prix organizers have been given the authorization to host the race with maximum spectator capacities.
After the full lift of Covid restrictions was delayed in the United Kingdom, doubts have been raised about the ability of the British Grand Prix to be held with full capacity, like it was usually planed. Earlier today, the event was included in the UK’s Event Research Program that is aiming to analyze the Covid transmission risks in open-air events. This new categorization will allow the event to welcome as many fans as they are capable of.
“We are delighted to confirm that the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2021 has been included in the latest phase of the UK Government’s Event Research Programme (ERP) allowing a full capacity crowd for the event between 16th – 18th July,” the official statement said.
“Ticket holders will be asked for either proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of arrival at Silverstone or proof of full vaccination, the second dose having been received at least 14 days prior to the first day of attending the British Grand Prix.”
“The Silverstone team will be working closely with the ERP experts and particularly the Director of Public Health in Northamptonshire on the specific conditions of entry that will enable the event to operate safely and will be announcing these details to ticket holders in the next ten days.”
Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali could not hide his satisfaction following this happy announcement.
“I want to express my huge appreciation to The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Secretaries of State, Oliver Dowden and Michael Gove, and Silverstone’ Managing Director, Stuart Pringle for their tireless work to achieve this great outcome. All of the drivers and the teams are hugely looking forward to Silverstone and we can’t wait to be there in July.”