The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

Formula 1: New 5-year deal for British Grand Prix at Silverstone agreed

Associated Press Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 16:35 Last update: about 2 months ago

Silverstone will continue to host the British Grand Prix until at least 2024 following the announcement of a new five-year deal on Wednesday.

Formula 1 chairman Chase Carey says: "We are thrilled to have this in place. Silverstone is a signature race on the calendar and a special event."

The agreement between F1, the British Racing Drivers' Club and Silverstone Circuit was signed Tuesday in London, ahead of this weekend's racing on the prestigious Northamptonshire circuit.

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Carey adds: "We have always said that, if it is to have a long-term future, our sport must preserve its historic venues and Silverstone and Great Britain represent the cradle of this sport, its starting point back in 1950."

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