Method One and Silverstone chiefs say they’ve till the top of April to make a decision if the British Grand Prix will cross forward in July. The primary 8 Method One races of the 2020 season had been referred to as off because of the coronavirus. The Canadian Grand Prix is the following scheduled race, in mid-June, with the British Grand Prix because of happen simply over a month later.
Closing week, governing frame Motorsport UK prolonged its suspension of occasions in Britain till the top of June.
With such a lot of wearing occasions already cancelled or postponed, it’s not likely Silverstone will be capable of degree the development however organisers are maintaining their choices open.
“Silverstone and Method 1 stay in shut discussion in regards to the ongoing state of affairs and are assessing the feasibility of maintaining the British Grand Prix on 17th-19th July,” a joint observation from Silverstone and Method One mentioned on Wednesday.
“We totally admire that different UK wearing occasions in July have taken selections relating to their occasions, however it is very important spotlight that their logistics and wearing preparations vary from Silverstone’s and, due to this fact, our timeline offers us till the top of April to make a last determination.
“The security of our lovers, colleagues and the F1 neighborhood might be our precedence and we will be able to proceed to interact with the best government.”
It’s understood that Method One are prepared to submit a revised calendar for the season ahead of any longer races are postponed.
The season-opening Australian Grand Prix used to be scrapped on the final minute after a McLaren worker who had travelled to Melbourne examined sure for the virus.
The Monaco Grand Prix has additionally been cancelled, with others prepared to seek out dates later within the 12 months.