The promoters of the Silverstone Classic have cancelled the 2020 event, which was due to run on July 31-August 2, freeing up the date for a potential Formula 1 British Grand Prix
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has seen widespread cancellations and postponements to large public events, the biggest annual historic racing festival will not run this year.
Promoters Goose Live Events pledge the event will be back for its belated 30th anniversary edition in 2021 and ticket holders will now be offered full refunds or the option to roll-over their tickets for next summer.
The event attracts many thousands of classic car owners and more than 100,000 visitors, many of whom camp out at Silverstone. The nature and scale of the event makes running it in a safe, socially-distanced manner a huge challenge in current conditions and running the event behind closed doors isn't a feasible option.