As Silverstone welcomes full audiences, Lewis Hamilton receives a boost for the British Grand Prix.
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been given the go-ahead for full-capacity attendance.
After being included in the next round of the UK Government’s Event Research Programme (ERP), the 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone will host a full crowd of 140,000 in July, the circuit has confirmed.
Because the UK government delayed relaxing restrictions in the UK a few weeks earlier, there was some concern that COVID-19 might have a significant impact on the event.
Silverstone Circuit indicated at the time that they were still “confident” that fans would be allowed to attend, with conversations taking place behind closed doors amid the likelihood of a sold-out audience for the British Grand Prix.
Outdoor events are currently limited to 10,000 people or 25% of a venue’s capacity. However, it has since been confirmed that the event will take place, with a full capacity attendance at the Northampton track.
The event will be combined with others, such as music concerts, the Euro 2020 football championship, and Wimbledon, as part of the government’s intentions to assess the danger of catching COVID-19 while attending the events.
The Silverstone team says they will now work closely with ERP experts, “particularly the Director of Public Health in Northamptonshire, on the specific conditions of entry that will enable the event to operate safely, and will be announcing these details to ticket holders in the coming days,” according to the team.
Silverstone has been selling tickets based on capacity and is nearly totally sold out, with fans eager to witness Lewis Hamilton in full flight for his home Grand Prix.
“This is something we have all been working towards for months, and I cannot wait to welcome a full capacity crowd back to Silverstone this July,” said Stuart Pringle, Managing Director of Silverstone.
“Many of our supporters rolled their tickets over from 2020, but they are now in prime position to watch what will undoubtedly be one of the summer’s highlights.
“My thanks go to the Culture Secretary and his team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for their tireless efforts on behalf of the sports sector, as well as the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and the teams at No. 10 and the Cabinet Office for recognizing what an amazing, safe opportunity the British Grand Prix is.”Brinkwire Summary News”.