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More than £1 million of tickets are sold in 24 hours

Silverstone sold more than £1 million worth of tickets for next year’s British Grand Prix within 24 hours of them going on sale.

The Northamptonshire circuit was finally confirmed as the venue for the race on Monday and around 6500 tickets totalling £1.2m were sold by Tuesday afternoon.

Richard Philips, Silverstone’s managing director, said, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the early level of interest for tickets for next year’s event. We’re very fortunate that Silverstone and F1 enjoy fantastic support from the fans.

“We’re committed to delivering a fantastic experience for the fans.”

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has agreed a 17-year deal with Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix, with next year’s event taking place between 9-11 July. Organisers are said to be considering big screens to show the football World Cup final, which takes place on race day.

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