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Silverstone the ideal venue to restart 2020 F1 season - Brundle

2020-04-01 10:33
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Martin Brundle. Image: TeamTalk

Silverstone could be the ideal scene of the first race of 2020.

That is the view of former British Formula 1 driver turned respected commentator Martin Brundle, as the F1 world hopes desperately for some track action in the second half of the year.

Brundle told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport: "I think the entire first half of the season will be in Europe."

An ideal place

That is because the teams can travel to European races by road rather than by air.

Brundle thinks Silverstone would be the ideal place to start.

He said: "Seven teams are based in England, so organisationally that would be the easiest place to go."

READ: Martin Brundle warns against holding F1 races behind closed doors

Without actual grands prix, the fate of every F1 team - and even the sport itself - must be regarded as being in danger.

The official income from Liberty Media will stall, but so too will sponsor money, according to former F1 team boss Flavio Briatore.

Briatore is quoted by El Mundo Deportivo: "Since there are no races, the sponsors do not pay you because they pay for 20 races not 12."

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