The British Grand Prix is set to take place a week later than usual on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar.

This year’s event was held on July 14, but next season’s race at Silverstone has been provisionally pencilled in for July 19 2020, moving it back by exactly a week.

The date emerged as the Northamptonshire circuit confirmed its tickets going on sale for the race, which will mark the start of its new five-year contract, with Silverstone remaining the British GP’s permanent home until at least the end of 2024. Silverstone made it clear the date is subject to change. 

If the date stands, it will be the latest the British GP has been held since the 2003 event, which took place on July 20. 

F1 is set for an unprecedented 22-race season in 2020 with the addition of new events in Vietnam and the Netherlands, while the Spanish GP looks set to agree a fresh deal to remain on the calendar.

The German GP at Hockenheim appears to be the only race on the current calendar that is likely to be axed. F1 is yet to confirm a provisional calendar for the 2020 campaign.

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