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Silverstone: 'Objective to preserve British Grand Prix'


The owners of Silverstone have hit out at reports it wants to stop hosting the British Formula One Grand Prix.

The British Racing Drivers' Club issued a statement saying recent press reports suggesting talks have been unsuccessful and that the British Grand Prix will definitely be dropped after 2019 are "speculative and wrong"

The statement from John Grant, Chairman of the BRDC, says:

"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. As I have said before, we will be considering over the next six months if we should give notice of our intention to exercise the break clause in our Grand Prix contract at the end of 2019. No decision has been made, or will be made, until mid July. In the meantime, we will be using this period to explore with all interested parties, hopefully in private, various ways in which we might work out a more sustainable proposition".

– John Grant


Thousands head to classic car rally

More than 100,000 people are visiting Silverstone to see the world's biggest classic car festival.

On the 25th anniversary, they're predicting over 10,000 classic cars will be there over the three day event. (24th-26th July)

A crew from ITV news Anglia were lucky enough to spend a day at the show. Jonathan Wills took a trip down memory lane in three of the finest examples of classic motors.


Silverstone Classic: Where business and sport work together

Over the weekend there'll be more than 10,000 cars at the Silverstone Classic festival.

And they won't just be racing: they'll be sold as well. Bosses are predicting sales of the classic cars will almost hit £6.5 million.

Silverstone Classic is a case of business and sport working together.

Matt Hudson has been looking back to where it all began - click below to watch the full report

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