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Silverstone boss: The piggy bank’s nearly dry

A half-built hotel and empty grandstands provide the backdrop to the starting grid at Sunday’s fan-free British Grand Prix but Silverstone circuit boss Stuart Pringle hopes for a full house next year. The alternative, and the financial implications, do not bear thinking about. “The piggy bank’s nearly dry. The bank’s standing by us, just as well,” Pringle told Reuters as he looked out over the start-finish straight from the window of a socially-spaced media centre. “It’s a big game of snakes and ladders and having shinned up various lengths of ladder for the last five years we are now rapidly descending a snake,” he added, speaking through the face mask required under...
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