British Grand Prix: Silverstone at full capability crowd for subsequent month’s race

Fans celebrate with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone

The British GP is set to host the largest crowd for a UK sporting event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

Silverstone will be allowed to have a capacity crowd for next month’s British Grand Prix.

The track can hold around 140,000 spectators, which will make it the largest crowd for a sporting event in the UK since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Silverstone said it would work closely with public health experts on the “specific conditions of entry that will enable the event to operate safely”.

The race takes place on 18 July.

F1 president Stefano Domenicali said the development was “fantastic news”.

The move follows large crowds being permitted for the final matches of Euro 2020, Wimbledon and Open Championship golf.

Capacity at Wembley will be raised to 60,000 for the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, Wimbledon will start at 50% capacity on 28 June before rising to full 15,000 capacity for the men’s and women’s finals, while 32,000 spectators a day will be permitted at…