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F1 legends gather at Silverstone

F1 cars line up at Silverstone Credit: ITV New Anglia

Formula one drivers past and present have been at Silverstone looking forward to the circuit's 50th British Grand Prix with a trip down memory lane.

Five vintage F1 cars were on display as former drivers Damon Hill and Derek Warwick joined current star Romain Grosjean to promote the big race.

Damon Hill joined drivers past and present Credit: ITV News Anglia

The cars on show included the Renaults driven by Hill and fellow former World Champion Nigel Mansell.

Also on display was the JPS Lotus which was driven by the late Ayrton Senna.


F1 fans vote for Silverstone

The 2013 British Grand Prix Credit: Silverstone

This year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been voted the best race of 2013 by F1 fans.

The survey, by Sky Sports, saw the Northamptonshire circuit get 38% of the fans' vote with Hungary finishing second and Brazil in third place.

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Silverstone hosts female-only motorcycle day

Silverstone race track in Northamptonshire has been hosting something of a first.

Former TT racer Maria Costello has held the first ever female-only motorcycle track day at the circuit.

Over the years dozens of racers from Barry Sheene to Valentino Rossi have made their name on the circuit and Maria is hoping she can help women follow in their footsteps.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

Silverstone prepares for Superbikes

30,000 people are expected to attend the two day event Credit: ITV Anglia

The Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire is gearing up for the British Superbike Championship this weekend.

The two day event is the last major race in Silverstone's calendar for this year.

Upto 30,000 people are expected to watch the penultimate round of the competition.


New college opens at Silverstone

A general view of Moto GP practice session at Silverstone, Northamptonshire. Credit: PA Images

A new college which aims to produce the engineers of the future for Britain's motorsport industry opens its doors today.

Silverstone University Technical College will welcome its first 200 students to years 10 and 12. They will be based in a new £10-million school building at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire.

Deal reached to redevelop land around Silverstone

Plans to redevelop land surrounding the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire, have been unveiled by its site owners, the British Racing Drivers Club.

London commercial property firm MEPC has paid £32 million for a 999 year lease.

A mixture of commercial, engineering and leisure projects are earmarked for the land, which has planning permission. It's part of a long-term business strategy for the complex.

Silverstone sale

The land around the circuit has been sold. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The British Racing Drivers' Club has confirmed that Silverstone has been sold to a commercial property company called MEPC.

The BRDC has now revealed it has sold the Silverstone Industrial Estate and development land around the circuit to MEPC on a 999-year lease for £32million.

While the BRDC says the deal "does not include the management or development of Silverstone Circuit itself", the payment has in turn allowed it to clear loans and BRDC chairman Stuart Rolt says he is sure the deal will ensure the continued growth of the Silverstone site.

The land has been sold on a 999 year lease. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We have every confidence that their vision for our land will see the realisation of a high-quality development, which will add to the ever growing status of Silverstone as a world-class centre for motor sport and vehicle engineering."

BRDC Chairman, Stuart Rolt.

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