Lewis Hamilton will have to go in search of even more British Grand Prix glory without his fans roaring him on this year due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Silverstone bosses have been forced to announce the 2020 edition of the iconic F1 meet will take place behind closed doors.
More than 20,000 people have now died in the UK after contracting the deadly COVID-19 virus and that has seen sporting events across the board wiped out.
Silverstone chief Stuart Pringle is optimistic of staging the British Grand Prix this year but he has had to rule out hosting the race with fans in attendance.
“I am extremely disappointed to tell you that we are unable to stage this year’s British Grand Prix in front of the fans at Silverstone,” said Pringle, in a letter to British Grand Prix ticket holders.
“We have left this difficult decision for as long as possible, but it is abundantly clear given the current conditions in the country and the government requirements in place now and for the foreseeable future, that a grand prix under normal conditions is just not going to be possible.
“Our obligations to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in preparing and delivering the event, our volunteer marshals and race makers, and of course, you, the amazing fans, means that this is the best, safest and only decision we could make.”
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