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Bernie Ecclestone offered to purchase Silverstone

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he offered to buy Silverstone to help save the British Grand Prix. The future of the event which straddles the border of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire remains in doubt over financial issues. "They must be comfortable, Silverstone. I asked them if they wanted to sell because I would have bought it, and they didn't want to sell. They were not interested," Ecclestone told Autosport. "We could have had the race, obviously. Anyway, they don't want to sell, so they're not comfortable. They're not desperate, but they've got to have an F1 race." When asked what his plans would have been if they did sell, he replied:...
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