Fans are warned by the authorities to steer clear of Silverstone as it hosts both Formula 1 races in August, as their existence could jeopardise both occasions.
With F1 starting its period with closed doorway occasions which audiences are prohibited from, there are worries that fans may still attempt to get near places to see the activity from nearby vantage points.
Ahead of Silverstone hosting the British GP on 2 August, and also the 70th Anniversary GP the next weekend, local authorities have made it crystal clear that any gathering in the place by enthusiasts won’t be tolerated and may induce the occasions to be called off.
In an announcement issued from the Northamptonshire Police, it cautioned:”The event organisers have placed rigorous and powerful measures in place to minimise the danger of disease and to guard the race employees, event personnel and the local community.
“Any uncontrolled collecting of men and women of the region wouldn’t just undermine the occasion but the whole Formula 1 year.”
British GP manager Stuart Pringle, who’s worked hard with F1 chiefs to acquire both Silverstone occasions to proceed, backed the police’s petition for lovers to avoid.
“The British Formula 1 fans are the most enthusiastic in the world however we ask they don’t try to go to the Silverstone place over these two weekends in August,” he explained.
“2020 is exceptional and so many sacrifices have been produced by many. However, because a motorsport community, we have to work together to prevent undermining the Formula 1 year and also to assist Silverstone shield its acquaintances.”
Occasion commander Superintendent Dennis Murray added that there could be tight controllers round the circuit and some other fans hoping to get close to the trail could be turned off.
“We fully understand fans could be enticed to be near the circuit for those races but sadly that won’t be possible this season and accessibility to the local area will be extremely limited,” he explained.
“I’m urging fans to appreciate such events from house because it won’t be permissible, or actually possible, to spectate in the perimeter fences.
“Anyone trying to do this will be turned off by Silverstone safety who will be closely controlling these regions, or my officers.
“Although the races have been held behind closed doors, the safety measures we’re putting in place is going to be as strict as ever.
“We’re working together with the circuit to provide two secure occasions for both the participants, their teams and our regional communities.”