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The next British Grand Prix could change the kick-off date due to the 2020 Wimbledon final

The next British Grand Prix could change the kick-off date due to the 2020 Wimbledon final

F1 organizers are considering reorganizing the UK race schedule in 2020 to avoid repeated conflicts with other major sporting events.

On July 14th at All England Club, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer entered the Wimbledon finals at 2019 at 14:00 (local time). Meanwhile, at Silverstone racetrack, Lewis Hamilton started around 14h10. At the same time, on Lord’s yard in St John's Wood, the British cricket team started the World Cup final against New Zealand.

Estimated about 9.6 million television viewers watched the Wimbledon final 2019 on BBC One, 4.5 million viewers watched the cricket final on Channel 4 and 2.5 million viewers for the British Grand Prix - where riders England, for the sixth time on the Silverstone home turf, to overcome the legendary Jim Clark rose to the top of the list of winners of the race here.

According to the scheduled schedule, the Wimbledon 2020 final is scheduled for July 12th, but the day of the UK race has not yet determined whether the deal will take effect five years at the end of the Silverstone race. last week.

If the race next year begins on July 12th, it will also be the time when the 2020 Euro final takes place at Wembley.

According to the Times, the Silverstone race organizers are planning to move to Sunday between the two weeks of Wimbledon, because the players will be off and do not have a match that day. However, the schedule of the British Grand Prix was decided by Liberty Media - the owner of the organization who organized and operated the F1 tournament, not merely a single race. That is not to mention the related logistic issues such as transporting racing cars and service equipment that require 350 transportation modes, which is not easy to solve for the tournament organizers.

Even Lewis Hamilton was surprised by the race in the UK when it coincided with many major sporting events in his homeland: "I really don't understand why the organizers reorganized the race on the same day. Wimbledon finals or World Cup cricket, it's a very special weekend and it needs to be watched by all audiences because the budget for organizing these events is not small. that people will be confused about which TV channel to watch on Sunday".

It is also reported that the Silverstone race will take a week off, switching to July 19th. However, at that time it coincided with The Open golf tournament at Royal St George's.

Liberty Media spokesperson said that no plans have been finalized and the schedule is still open.