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Hockenheim could replace Silverstone on new 2020 calendar - report

  • Published on 20 May 2020 16:01
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Hockenheim could find itself placed on a revised 2020 race calendar in place of Silverstone, the traditional host of the British Grand Prix.

The prospect of a race being held in the UK this year appears unlikely, as the government plans to place all international arrivals in quarantine for 14 days.

Formula 1 was seeking an exemption from the regulations, however it is believed that the government will not allow the championship to operate under separate rules.

On Tuesday, F1 confirmed that the quarantine measures would mean no races can take place in the country this year

The Daily Mail reports that a decision on the matter is expected within the next 24 hours, and Hockenheim is being lined up as a replacement venue.

The British Grand Prix has been present on the F1 calendar every year since the world championship's inception 70 years ago.

Hockenheim's future in F1 has been in doubt for some time due to financial struggles, with Mercedes becoming the title sponsor of the 2019 race, which was voted by fans as the best F1 race of the 2010s. 

It was reported last month that the venue was open to hosting a race on the 2020 calendar in order to fill up spots. F1 CEO Chase Carey admitted that tracks that did not appear on the original schedule could feature this year.

The Daily Mail reports that F1 is in advanced talks with Hockenheim over an event taking place this year.

Germany has been easing measures of COVID-19 lockdown in recent weeks, with the Bundesliga becoming the first major football league in Europe to resume last Saturday.

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  • I mean, Silverstone will still be the host of the British GP... They ARE still in Britain... This'd be the German GP moving ahead of the British GP... Unless you mean to imply Germany have altered a few borders as of late while the COVID chrisis overshadowed such advances? ;)

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    • May 20 2020 - 17:45
  • Brilliant to see Hockenheim back of course - but not at the expense of a British GP - I have a gut feel the British GP will be ok'd by the authorities today/tomorrow, the Govt minister last night on the daily coronavirus briefing alluded to a decision being imminent. Starting to feel like they might just get 10+ races in the season......

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    • May 21 2020 - 09:37

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