Silverstone articles on F1 Fanatic archive

2010 British Grand Prix deal done (updated) 6th December 2009, 22:54

Alan Henry claims on the Guardian’s website that the British Grand Prix will be on the 2010 F1 calendar and stay there until 2014. The story claims a five-year deal with Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix has been struck and will be announced tomorrow. That would coincide with the race-holding British Racing Drivers’ […]

Silverstone gets new Grand Prix deadline 21st November 2009, 9:05

Silverstone has been given a new deadline of December 11th to get a deal in place to hold the British Grand Prix. Bernie Ecclestone had previously given the circuit until November 7th to sign a contract but, not for the first time in his negotiations over the 2010 British Grand Prix, the critical date has […]

Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ?é?ú370m offer 6th November 2009, 7:00

Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do […]

Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back? 10th October 2009, 9:34

Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline […]

Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix 19th July 2009, 11:27

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took […]

Silverstone F1 crowd exceeds 310,000 22nd June 2009, 20:29

Before this year’s British Grand Prix I pointed out that it would be madness for F1 to leave behind a circuit that regularly gets huge crowds. And so it proved as Silverstone packed in a capacity audience of 120,000 on Sunday. Buoyed by the success of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button its three-day total attendance […]

Mosley: F1 may go to Silverstone in 2010 20th June 2009, 7:56

On the eve of the British Grand Prix FIA President Max Mosley has raised the prospect of the race returning to Silverstone in 2010 instead of moving to Donington Park. Speaking to the BBC Mosley said he thought it was very likely there would be a British Grand Prix next year – even if Donington […]

Your favourite Silverstone memory 18th June 2009, 20:10

The British Grand Prix this weekend is set to be the last at Silverstone. I’m going to be doing an interview for BBC Radio 5 for their Sunday programming about the track’s final Grand Prix, and they want to talk about people’s memories of F1 at Silverstone. So, what’s your favourite Silverstone moment? Have you […]

F1 leaving Britain would be madness 16th June 2009, 12:00

If Donington Park isn’t up to scratch by 2010, there won’t be a British Grand Prix. That’s Bernie Ecclestone’s insistence – and it is complete and utter folly. At a time when F1 spectator figures are taking a hammering, the last thing F1 should be doing is turning its back on one of the best-attended […]

The state of the 2010 F1 calendar 3rd June 2009, 7:00

With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and […]