BRDC issue statement about future plans for British GP


The BRDC have issued a statement about the future of the British GP at Silverstone - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

The British Racing Drivers’ Club have issued a statement to make it clear that nothing has yet to be decided about the future of the British Grand Prix amid rumours that Silverstone is set to drop the race at the end of 2019.

With cost effectiveness of hosting the race playing a big part of the decision whether to exercise their break clause in their contract, no decision has yet been made by the BRDC, with Chairman John Grant criticising those who suggested that the British Grand Prix would definitely be leaving Silverstone in three years time.

“Our objective is to preserve the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for many years to come but, of course, we can only do this if it makes economic sense,” read Grant’s statement.   “As I have said before, we will be considering over the next six months if we should give notice of our intention to exercise the break clause in our Grand Prix contract at the end of 2019.  

“No decision has been made, or will be made, until mid July.  In the meantime, we will be using this period to explore with all interested parties, hopefully in private, various ways in which we might work out a more sustainable proposition.”