Future of F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone in doubt over hosting costs

• British Racing Drivers’ Club: staging race is becoming financially unfeasible
• Contract runs until 2026 but there is option for break clause at end of 2019

The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been called into doubt, after the circuit’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, revealed that hosting the Formula One event, one of the acknowledged classics on the calendar and a race that has been ever-present since the world championship began in 1950, is becoming financially unfeasible.

The BRDC chairman, John Grant, is reported to have highlighted in a letter to members the “potentially ruinous risk” of continuing to hold the race at the Northamptonshire circuit.

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