Jan.21 (GMM) Silverstone has rejected reports it has already decided to drop the British grand prix after 2019.
A report in the Sun newspaper this week quoted a source at the track-owning British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) as saying Silverstone “will definitely drop” the race.
But the BRDC has now released an official statement saying those reports are “speculative and wrong”.
“We will be considering over the next six months if we should give notice of our intention to exercise the break clause in our contract at the end of 2019. No decision has been made, or will be made, until mid-July,” said chairman John Grant.
“Our objective is to preserve the British grand prix at Silverstone for many years to come but, of course, we can only do this if it makes economic sense,” he added.
14/11/2018 F1 has ‘other options’ to British GP – Carey Nov.14 (GMM) Chase Carey has admitted a cloud still hangs over the future of the British grand prix.
Last year, Silverstone's owner, the British Racing Drivers' Club, exercised a break […]
19/01/2017 Silverstone ‘will drop’ British GP – source Jan.19 (GMM) Bad news is still flowing out of Silverstone, the embattled current venue of the historic British grand prix.
Recently, the track-owning British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) […]
12/07/2017 Silverstone hits back at ‘posturing’ charge Jul.12 (GMM) British grand prix organisers have hit back at F1 owner Liberty Media, after being accused of "posturing".
We reported earlier that, as the British Racing Drivers' Club […]
14/01/2017 Better news about British GP future Jan.14 (GMM) Silverstone's owner is now more confident about the future of the British grand prix.
The chairman of the track-owning British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), John Grant, […]
06/01/2017 Silverstone warns it could ‘break’ F1 contract Jan.6 (GMM) A new cloud has moved over the future of the British grand prix.
F1 business journalist Christian Sylt revealed that a letter from Silverstone owner the British Racing […]
06/09/2016 Palmer’s father could be British GP saviour Sep.6 (GMM) Jolyon Palmer's father has emerged as a potential saviour for the British grand prix.
F1 business journalist Christian Sylt has reported that the future of the historic race […]
11/07/2017 Liberty hits out at Silverstone ‘posturing’ Jul.11 (GMM) F1 owner Liberty Media has hit out at what it regards as "posturing" by British grand prix promoter the BRDC.
It is believed the Silverstone-owning British Racing Drivers' […]
13/07/2017 F1 not ruling out London GP Jul.13 (GMM) The chances of a F1 street race in London have taken a clear step forward this week.
The boost comes as Silverstone exercised a post-2019 break clause in its existing […]
18/12/2018 Silverstone proposes new F1 deal for 2020 Dec.18 (GMM) Silverstone has stepped up its bid to remain on the F1 calendar.
Last year, amid growing losses, the circuit-owning British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) triggered a break […]
01/02/2019 Boss suggests Monza prepared to lose F1 race Feb.1 (GMM) Monza is not the only F1 venue that is worried about the cost of hosting an annual grand prix, according to Italian GP boss Angelo Sticchi Damiani.
The Italian automobile […]