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Silverstone secures British Grand Prix for next 17 years

British Formula 1 fans can breathe a sigh of relief after it was announced yesterday that Silverstone and the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) had signed a 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix.

The 2010 British Grand Prix was in some doubt after Donington Park, which was awarded the rights to host next year’s event, failed to raise the £135m required to bring its track up to Formula 1 standards.

Silverstone has hosted the British Grand Prix, the oldest race in the Formula 1 calendar, every year since 1987.

Next year’s British Grand Prix race is due to be held on 11 July – the same day as the World Cup final in South Africa.

Tickets for the 2010 Formula 1 British Grand Prix are now on sale exclusively at www.silverstone.co.uk, or call 0844 3728 300.