Why the British GP's peril is becoming more real

Why the British GP's peril is becoming more real

The chance of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone disappearing from the Formula 1 calendar has been a real risk since the circuit activated its contract break clause in 2017. Nearly 18 months later, what has changed? And is last week's clash between circuit promoters and F1 bad news for the race?

After all the posturing by Bernie Ecclestone in his battles with the BRDC down the decades, there is a possibility that the British Grand Prix will be lost from the calendar on Liberty Media's watch. Nobody wants that to happen, but it remains a possible scenario.

This will be a critical year for Formula 1's management as it fights battles on several fronts and the clock runs down towards 2021 and a new era for the championship.

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