The British Grand Prix will be held before a full crowd of fans, Formula 1 has confirmed, following a dispensation from the national government.
All attendees to the race will have to prove they have received a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their arrival at the event or return a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of attendance.
Silverstone held two rounds of the world championship last year, both of which were held behind closed doors
Silverstone’s managing director Stuart Pringle said the announcement was “something we have all been working towards for months and I cannot wait to welcome a full capacity crowd back to Silverstone this July.”
“Many of our fans rolled their tickets over from 2020 but they are now well placed to enjoy what is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer.”
Formula 1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “It is fantastic news that Silverstone will be a full capacity event and it will be an incredible weekend with hundreds of thousands of fans being there to see our first ever Sprint event on the Saturday and the main event on Sunday.”
Around 140,000 fans were present at the 2019 British Grand Prix, which was won by Lewis Hamilton.
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