It comes as no real surprise that Formula 1 will be looking at options to move the date of the British Grand Prix in future seasons. The sixth home victory of Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone on Sunday was certainly overshadowed by the memorable events at Wimbledon and Lords.
Scheduling international, European and domestic sporting events, and avoiding such clashes, is becoming more difficult for sports administators and event organisers. Increasingly intense competition between sports for spectators and viewers, the desire to retain traditional time slots for heritage events, escalating broadcaster demands, the growth of women's sports and an evolution in the way the public consume content have created an extremely challenging landscape within which to secure an exclusive window for even the most significant of sporting festivals.
As sports seek to conclude their future global calendars and domestic fixture schedules, more meticulous and ultra advanced planning will be needed to avoid damaging scheduling conflicts with other sporting events. As part of this planning exercise, greater consultation between major events will also be required to identify potential clashes and alongside a greater willingness to implement balanced solutions.
In such a competitive environment, however, with an ever growing number of sporting events being staged across the globe, do not expext this to be the last weekend when only three screens will do.
Formula 1 organisers are considering a new date for the British Grand Prix in 2020 so that it does not clash with other major sporting events in the UK.