The British Grand Prix could head to GERMANY after F1 bosses told Boris Johnson that he would be moved elsewhere if he was canceled or if the sport was refused the quarantine exemption from 14 days for travelers to the UK
- F1 bosses have had talks with top levels of the British government
- They want a 14-day quarantine exemption for travelers arriving in the UK
- Sportsmail may reveal British GP could be moved to Germany if canceled
Formula 1 sped up the battle to save the British Grand Prix by telling Boris Johnson that if it is canceled, the race will go to Germany.
F1 bosses continued to speak on Tuesday to the highest levels of government in hopes of negotiating an 11-hour deal to win the sport controversial plan exemption from imposing a 14-day quarantine period on arriving travelers the UK.
The Prime Minister is informed of the development of the situation and will make the last call.
Formula 1 stepped up battle to save British Grand Prix at Silverstone this year
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is informed of the situation and will make the last call
If the exemption is not provided, the two races scheduled at Silverstone in July and August – the British GP and a second lap to make up for lost time for coronaviruses – will travel to Hockenheim in the Rhine valley in Germany.
An F1 spokesperson said: “Quarantine would make it impossible to hold a British Grand Prix this year. We would return to the UK on only F1 aircraft and all staff would be tested, making quarantine completely unnecessary.
Sportsmail understands that talks between F1 and Hockenheim are at an advanced stage, with a source saying, “It’s basically about turning the key. “
Losing the British Grand Prix to a place that was not even on the original schedule would be a big blow to the prestige of British sport.
Silverstone organized the first F1 race, won by Giuseppe Farina in 1950, and organized a grand prize in the 70 years of world championship history. A decision is expected within the next 36 hours.
Silverstone races will be moved to Hockenheim if F1 is denied exemption from new travel rules