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British GP close to certain after UK Government Press Briefing today

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2018 British Grand Prix - Wolfgang Wilhelm

The Culture Secretary said in today’s briefing that competitive sport will be able to resume in the UK from Monday behind closed doors. 

Oliver Dryden said at the briefing that sports are ‘set to return to our screens shortly.”

From Monday, Horse Racing will restart with the Premier League starting on the 17th June.

The travel restriction that have been implemented in the UK ensuring a two week quarantine on arrival to the country casted doubt on the double header that was planned for Silverstone this year.

But the Government has made an exception with the Prime Minister reportedly saying to “make Formula 1 happen.”

Formula 1 was directly referenced in today’s briefing giving the clearest indication yet that there will be a British Grand Prix.

RaceFans are also reporting that it is the Government’s wish to have both races at the start of August on free to air TV, similar to the model for the Premier League on Sky Sports with 25 of the 64 Premier League games they are showing on free to air TV.

Today the Austrian Health Ministry also gave the go ahead for the Austrian Grands Prix double header at the start of July meaning that Formula 1 will be racing again on the 5th July.

The format is still up in the air with two day weekends having been touted but nothing confirmed.

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