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British grands prix uncertain due to quarantine plans

The quarantine plans announced by the UK government could result in the Formula 1 grands prix being canceled at Silverstone and thousands of sports-related jobs at stake. That says the organization of Formula 1, which has scheduled two races in Great Britain after the restart of the season in early July in Austria. Due to the corona crisis, it concerns races without spectators.

The British government has said it wants to introduce a 14-day quarantine to most people entering the country in the coming weeks. In doing so, the United Kingdom wants to counter a second peak in corona infections. “Such a quarantine would make it impossible to hold the Grand Prix of Great Britain this year,” said a Formula 1 spokesman. “This will have a huge impact on tens of thousands of jobs linked to Formula 1 and supply companies. Exceptions will have to be made to get top sport back on TV. ”

Seven out of ten Formula 1 teams are based in England.

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