The F1 organizers want to organize three consecutive races in the UK, to cover the financial deficit because of Covid-19, according to Racefans.
After the meeting between FIA and F1 on 16/4, this year’s F1 season can start from the Austrian stage. While most European countries have closed the border indefinitely, Austria has begun to relax the border this week. The race for the Red Bull Ring is scheduled for July 5, but is subject to change.
After that, Liberty Media – the owner of F1 – plans to organize three consecutive races at Silverstone racecourse. These races will have no spectators, to ensure the safety of participants. The race is still broadcast on television, or over the internet.
Silverstone can take place in three consecutive races this season
The three races at Silverstone in four weeks also help the team reduce travel costs. There are seven out of 10 racing teams based in the UK. And Ferrari, Alpha Tauri and Alfa Romeo will arrange accommodation near Silverstone.
The F1 Organizing Committee also drafts the cost and aerodynamic regulations, making it possible for racing teams to attend the entire season.
Silverstone was the opening stage of the first season in F1 history, in 1950. Mercedes has won six of the last seven seasons here.
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