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British Grand Prix to remain at Silverstone for next five years

Lewis Hamilton’s home British Grand Prix will stay at Silverstone for at least the next five years under a new deal announced by Formula One on Wednesday. The race’s future had been in doubt since 2017, when a break clause was activated to terminate the contract after this weekend’s grand prix. The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) that owns the circuit had argued that the previous contract negotiated with former supremo Bernie Ecclestone was no longer financially viable due to escalating fees. Formula One said in a statement the new deal ensured the circuit, which hosted the first world championship grand prix in 1950, would remain on the calendar until at least the end of 2024....
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