Lewis Hamilton gives important health advice to his compatriots ahead of a doubleheader at Silverstone amidst the Coronavirus spread concerns.
Lewis Hamilton has a message for his fans and countrymen ahead of the British Grand Prix this season, followed by another race on the successive weekend.
Amid fears that this will again be the case at Silverstone, Hamilton has advised all fans to remain at home. “What I see on TV is people out trying to live their lives during this difficult time, but this thing continues to spread,” he told Autosport.com.
“So, I always just try to encourage people to keep their distance and remain at home… I can understand people will want to go and watch from a distance, just to get the sound of the car or to get a sneak peek of the car.
“But if that means that you’re in a crowd of other people, that’s definitely not a good thing, and I wouldn’t advise that.” he further said.
F1 officials echoing words of Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton’s sentiments have been repeated by Silverstone boss, Stuart Pringle, who feels that the presence of fans would threaten both races going ahead at all.
“The government requirement is that you can run this event if people are not present,” he told Autosport. It, therefore, flies in the face of that completely if we allow people to be present – and that includes congregating at the front gate to see whether they can catch a glimpse of drivers coming in and out. You won’t because they’re staying on-site in motorhomes, the vast majority of them.”
“And there’s a lot of concern in the community around Silverstone, as there is a lot of concern in the community around Anfield or a lot of concern in the community around the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
“It’s that these sporting events should not be a magnet to bring people to their locality and increase the risk of transmission of this virus,” he concluded.