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'Home of British motorsport' back on F1 calendar

Silverstone has signed a 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix.

The deal follows the collapse of Donington Park's mooted 17-year deal to host the race, which was set to begin next season until the circuit's financial backers withdrew.

"The title of Silverstone as 'home of motorsport' has come true," said BRDC president Damon Hill. "It is a place for all motorsport. Everyone in the BRDC loves motorsport and we are looking forward to the MotoGP as well as the British Grand Prix.

"It is not easy to enter into a contract of this magnitude and you have to take on a lot of responsibility, but the BRDC wanted this relationship to continue.

"Everyone was well aware that the British GP is not just a sporting event, but it is dynamo of the industry in this country. Losing it would have been damaging and perhaps there would have been no coming back."

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dillonsamben 7 December 2009

Re: Silverstone lands British GP deal

"Lets hope is sells out as they have lost 5 months of box office sales and the GP is due to clash with the World Cup final" wrote MattDB

Yipeeeee as I loath/detest soccer with capitals 'L or D' it will give me and anyone else who is with me in my house in France the perfect excuse NOT to watch the overpaid underskilled sport of soccer !

Mind you it could be a home goal by Berni as I would believe that a lot of UK based advertisers might not want to advertise on the trackside hoardings because of the clash with the soccer match.

As for the posts about what might happen to dear old Donington, I only hope something can be rescued from the muddy swamp that once such a magnificent track.

kcrally 7 December 2009

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I thought the british gp was going to race round the streets of London. what happened to that idea. congestion charge ?

Peter Cavellini 7 December 2009

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Well are you really that surprised?!,Bernie's bound to have visited the track. looked round, and with his trained eye, or anybodies eye for that matter, and thought "not a chance", he's to savvy to put all his eggs in one basket, and he new how to handle Silverstone to get what he wanted, plus he also new the media would crucify him if he'd gone with Donington. ps,Bernie party for Government?, couldn't do any worse, could he?