Formula 1 owners Liberty Media Corp are nearing an agreement to keep the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing sources familiar with the matter.
United States-based Liberty Media, which acquired Formula One in 2017, is in the final stages of agreeing on a new deal with the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), which owns the Silverstone track, the FT said.
Silverstone is a former World War Two airfield that hosted the first championship grand prix in 1950 and F1 CEO and chairman Carey Chase is keen to maintain.
A source close to the deal told FT, “Silverstone has a value. Chase wants to maintain the historic core of F1.”
The circuit is also a home grand prix for most F1 teams.
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