Lewis Hamilton sceptical about British Grand Prix capacity crowd
Lewis Hamilton has said that he thinks the decision to allow a capacity crowd at the British Grand Prix in July is “premature”.
The UK government will allow 140,000 fans to attend the event on July 18 which will make it the largest crowd at a sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Hamilton is excited to have fans back at his home Grand Prix but is concerned about a rise in Covid-19 cases in the UK.
“The selfish side of me wants to see all these people here,” he said.
“I like to err on the side of caution and slowly build up, rather than go full pelt and using our British fans as a test.
“I don’t want to turn it into a negative. I am excited to see so many people.
“But I turned on the news this morning and have been watching it these past days and I know that UK rates have increased since people are loosening up a little and not everyone is vaccinated and I do worry about people.
“But I read that the vaccination is good, there are fewer people in hospital.
“It feels a bit premature to me, but it’s not my place. I hope we learn something from it and I hope everyone stays safe, keeps their mask on.
“I”m not in politics, and I’m not in government. There has been lots of confusing things coming from government over time and I don’t understand it all.”
All adults attending the race will either need to be fully vaccinated or produce a negative Covid test.