‘We will find a solution!’ Ross Brawn confident that British Grand Prix will be saved despite hitting out at Silverstone’s negotiation strategy
- Silverstone’s deal to hold the British Grand Prix will end in 2019
- Spiralling costs to host the race saw the venue pull the plug on a longer deal
- The future of the British Grand Prix remains in doubt despite 2018 sell-out
- The Formula One championship has featured a British GP in every season
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The British Grand Prix is likely to remain on the Formula One calendar from 2020 according to Formula One managing director Ross Brawn.
Silverstone’s contract to hold the race ends in 2019 after the circuit took the option to break out of a longer deal due to the spiralling costs to hold the event.
But F1’s managing director claims that a ‘solution’ will be found despite the circuit making negotiations difficult in their public approach.
Ross Brawn is confident that a new deal will be struck with Silverstone to host the British GP
‘I am sure we are going to find a solution with Silverstone because we can’t leave this behind,’ Brawn told Sky Sports referring to the fanfare. ‘Frustration is the negotiations are taking place in public.’
‘Every other circuit we deal with we do it quietly and get on with it. For some reason Silverstone choose to make everything public which causes more difficulty, but we will find a solution.
‘I love this place, we all have so many great memories. It’s a very important race for Formula One.’
Over 140,000 fans attended race day while 340,000 featured throughout the weekend
A sell-out crowd of 140,000 attended the race while 340,000 were recorded at the venue throughout the weekend.
The loss of the Britsh Grand Prix would be a huge loss to the F1 calendar as it is one of only two events that has held a Formula One race every season since the championship’s formation in 1950.
Silverstone held the first ever world championship race and has been the home of the British Grand Prix exclusively since 1987.
The British Grand Prix has been ever present on the F1 calendar since 1950