INEOS Hygienics will be on hand at the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix this weekend as fans return to the Silverstone Circuit for the first time since 2019.
As one of the government’s test events to allow fans back under the Events Research Programme, Silverstone has partnered with INEOS Hygienics to provide hospital-grade sanitiser to people attending the event. There will be 50ml travel-sized bottles available for free around the circuit for fans to use and take home with them, as well as several INEOS touchless Sanitiser Dispensers in key locations.
INEOS Hygienics provided the NHS with free hand sanitiser at the start of the pandemic to meet the global shortage. As elite sport returned, INEOS Hygienics partnered with some of the world’s best sports teams, including the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.
Silverstone is expecting to have in the region of 350,000 fans over the course of the event - the first-time crowds have been at the circuit for a Grand Prix race since 2019. As well as support from INEOS Hygienics, Silverstone has also put in place several other COVID protocols to allow fans to return, including the use of Covid certification measures and a heightened cleaning regime.
Alex Lacey, Operations Director at Silverstone said, “being able to welcome fans back to Silverstone and to the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix is a really special moment for us. The safety of fans remains our priority which is why we’ve partnered with INEOS Hygienics whose sanitisers are used and trusted by hospitals across the globe and some of the world’s leading sports teams including the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.”
George Ratcliffe, COO at INEOS Hygienics added, “we’ve supported front line workers and elite sports teams throughout the pandemic to help keep them safe on the job and now we can do it for sports fans too. The British GP is such an iconic moment in the sporting calendar so to be able to allow fans back to the circuit is a great step forward. Now, more than ever is a time when we all need to keep practising good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria as the world opens even more. We’re proud to be on hand to support the fans’ safe return to Silverstone.”
In August 2020, INEOS Hygienics was formally launched at the British GP with support from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team bringing the same 75 per cent hospital-grade sanitiser to consumers, helping people target viruses with confidence. Its high purity ethanol is manufactured to meet the specialist requirements of healthcare environments. This ensures that it is effective in eliminating 99.9 per cent of viruses and bacteria.