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British Grand Prix Under Threat Due to Quarantine Laws

Formula 1 has said that the British Grand Prix will not go ahead unless there are exemptions from quarantine regulations.

The UK government is to impose an order that all travelers into the UK must self isolate for 14 days.

This is in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

An Formula 1 spokesman said: “A 14-day quarantine would make it impossible to have a British Grand Prix this year.”

“Additionally, it has a major impact on literally tens of thousands of jobs linked to F1 and supply chains.”

While a spokesperson for the Department of Culture Media and Sport, revealed  no decision has been made on quarantine exemptions.

Quarantine Unnecessary

The Formula 1 spokesperson also outlined why quarantine measures are unnecessary.

All travelling Formula 1 competitors and staff  would fully occupy an aircraft.

As everyone would have been tested for coronavirus, there is no need for quarantine measures.

Plans in Place to Resume Season

The plan is for for Formula 1 to restart in July in Austria with two races.

Formula 1 chief Chase Corey has said the aim is to complete between 15 and 18 races this season.

“We’re targeting a start to racing in Europe through July, August and beginning of September.” Corey explained.

September, October and November would potentially see racing in Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.

Then the season would start to come to a finish in the Gulf in Bahrain.

Abu Dhabi would then provide the traditional finale in December.

So far ten races have been either cancelled or postponed.

The French Grand Prix being the latest casualty, it was announced in late April that it was on ice.

 

 

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