How the "disastrous" loss of the British GP was avoided

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It has been announced that Silverstone will keep the British Grand Prix for the five years following 2019. But just a few weeks ago the venue's Formula 1 future looked bleak. Here's how things were dramatically turned around

Just two weeks ago, Silverstone's future on the Formula 1 calendar appeared to be under considerable threat.

That was thanks to the growing desire, some might say blind determination, to pull off a grand prix on the streets of London. And yet, following the news that the British Grand Prix's fate has been secured and Silverstone will host the race for the next five years, it is difficult not to believe this has been an inevitability since last year.

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