Silverstone signs new ten-year ‘UK£300m’ deal with F1 to host British Grand Prix

Venue's five-year contract with series owner Liberty Media was up for renewal this summer.
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The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been secured for another decade following the announcement of a new long-term deal.

Silverstone’s five-year contract with Formula One’s American owner Liberty Media was up for renewal this summer.

And while – unlike in previous years – the race at the Northamptonshire track owned by the British Drivers’ Racing Club was not in major doubt, the announcement safeguards one of the jewels of the country’s sporting summer until at least 2034.

The deal is understood to be worth around UK£300 million (US$378 million) or UK£30 million (US$37.8 million) per year.

A record-breaking crowd in excess of 150,000 attended last year’s Grand Prix with nearly half a million spectators passing through the gates over the course of the weekend.

Formula One president and chief executive Stefano Domenicali said: “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.”

Silverstone chief executive Stuart Pringle added: “This long-term commitment reflects the importance of the British Grand Prix to Formula One and their acknowledgement of our ability to deliver a world-class experience.

“The cheers of support for the home teams, and particularly for the British drivers on the grid, makes the Silverstone atmosphere unique.”

The British Grand Prix has been an ever-present on the Formula One calendar, dating back more than 70 years, with Silverstone staging the sport’s first world championship race.

Liberty has flirted with the idea of staging a street race in London, but a number of roadblocks have thwarted any serious progress.

Liberty has also been criticised for taking the sport away from its traditional European heartland. But the American conglomerate’s commitment to Silverstone comes just weeks after a new race in Madrid was confirmed from 2026.

The new Formula One season starts in Bahrain on 2nd March, with Silverstone hosting the British Grand Prix on 7th July.


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