Why Silverstone has the upper hand over F1

Why Silverstone has the upper hand over F1

As things stand, there will be no British Grand Prix after 2019. Whose fault is that and what can be done about it?

The only surprise about the British Racing Drivers' Club's triggering of the break clause in its British Grand Prix contract with the Formula One Group was that folk were surprised that the club had done so.

Indeed, it would have been a massive shock had the ultimate owner of Silverstone failed to do so, for that would have been a surefire passport to bankruptcy for the club, circuit and grand prix.

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