FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Germany Poised to Replace Silverstone on 2020 F1 Calendar

A spokesperson for Formula 1 says discussions with the British government are ongoing with the hopes that the series can get some sort of waiver that will allow teams from outside the country will be allowed to race at Silverstone without subjecting their personnel to the quarantine.

“If the quarantine regulations in Britain persist, our chances increase,” Teske said to German media outlet Auto Motor und Sport. “But even if Silverstone takes place, there are a few other uncertain candidates among those (circuits in) the rest of the European program.”

Another race that can be added to the list of uncertain venues is the U.S. Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, where public officials have cast doubt as to whether Circuit of the Americas will be able to host any major events in 2020.

Meanwhile, Spanish motor racing official and former member of the FIA Motorsport Council Joaquin Verdegay told Onda Cero radio that he is pessimistic that even the restart in Austria will actually take place.

“I am not sure that racing can be resumed, or under what conditions, or even the economic situation of the Liberty group,” he said. “I am afraid that we may be in the midst of a huge economic problem that could destroy F1 as we know it.

Source: Autoweek