Silverstone will play host to the British Grand Prix till 2034 after signing a brand new long-term take care of Formula 1.
The Silverstone circuit performed host to the primary ever F1 race again in 1950 and has hosted the British GP since 1987. Previous to that, the observe alternated with Brands Hatch.
The trendy Silverstone has undergone quite a few renovations and is now one of the crucial fashionable races on the calendar, with 480,000 followers attending final 12 months’s occasion which features a music competition alongside the racing on-track.
Their contract with F1 was resulting from expire after this 12 months’s race however a 10-year extension means Silverstone will proceed as a mainstay on the calendar.
“This long-term commitment reflects the importance of the British Grand Prix to Formula 1 and their acknowledgement of our ability to deliver a world-class experience for the British fans who are among the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable in the world,” mentioned Silverstone CEO Stuart Pringle.
“The cheers of support for the home teams, and particularly for the British drivers on the grid, makes the Silverstone atmosphere unique and I am looking forward to harnessing this passion for our sport and taking the event to the next level in the coming decade.”
F1 boss Stefano Domenicali added: “I am delighted to announce that the British Grand Prix will remain on the calendar for ten more years with this agreement.
“Silverstone is an iconic venue at the heart of F1 history and as it approaches its ninth decade hosting Grands Prix, the event continues to attract fans from around the world for fantastic racing on track and the amazing fan experience off it.
“I would like to thank Stuart Pringle and the Silverstone team for their hard work and dedication to take the British Grand Prix to new heights and I look forward to working closely with them as they look to further improve the facilities and fan experience over the next ten years.”
The announcement comes per week after F1 prolonged its take care of Suzuka to host the Japanese Grand Prix till not less than 2029, with the earlier deal expiring after this 12 months’s race in April.
It means no present tracks have offers expiring this 12 months. Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza are among the many circuits which have contracts till 2025.
Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time winner at Silverstone, with Max Verstappen profitable final 12 months’s race. This 12 months’s British Grand Prix takes place on 5-7 July.