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today is May 27, 2022

In the round-up: All 142,000 Sunday tickets for the British Grand Prix have sold out in record time, according to reports.

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In brief

British Grand Prix breaks Sunday sell out record

All 142,000 race day tickets for this year’s British Grand Prix have reportedly sold out in record time.

The Guardian reported that all Sunday tickets for the July race had been sold, with tickets available for Friday and Saturday also becoming increasingly limited.

“We have experienced unprecedented demand for tickets for the 2022 Formula One British Grand Prix,” Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle said. “We have never reached a position of sellout so early in the year.

“We have increased capacity slightly by adding extra grandstand seats and anticipate our race day crowd to reach 142,000 this year. If sales continue at this pace, we expect to be sold out across all three days.”

New 2022 rules have “overdelivered” on racing promises – Steiner

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says that the new 2022 cars have improved racing in Formula 1 beyond what was originally envisioned.

After three races with the new ground effect cars designed to allow drivers to follow rivals more closely, Steiner believes the revised technical regulations are already been proven effective.

“It seems to be working,” Steiner said. “The cars look interesting, they’re all different – but they can all be competing. At the moment it seems that some cars are better for one race track, some are better for another. I think the new rules have overdelivered.”

Nashville circuit modified ahead of second race

The Nashville Music City Grand Prix street circuit will receive several modifications ahead of the race’s second edition in August.

Among the changes, the apex of turn 11 will be opened to provide better sightlines for drivers, while turn five will be resurfaced in an effort to remove a bump at its apex.

A new restart zone will also be created, moving from the finish line in front of Nissan Stadium to the exit of the bridge.

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