Apparently negotiations between the owners of the Silverstone circuit, which is the British Racing Drivers Club = BRDC, and the new F1 owners have been going on for month on the QT. According to the pundits the new F1 owners are keen to keep the circuit on the calendar and have been bending over backwards, including an offer to finance and run the remaining races of the Silverstone contract themselves.Let the negotiations begin.......no one wants to give up a race that draws 350.000 people...
Perhaps I am overreacting, but in view of today's spectacular F1 show put on by Liberty / F1 rights holders around Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, serving as good advertisement for the Silverstone Grand Prix, for BRDC to loudly announce in the press their cancellation of the contract seem to be in less than good taste. Even if legally the contract had to be cancelled prior to the race, they could have done so with less fanfare imo.
Could it come back to bite the BRDC in the a(hem) posterior? :devil
I think the BRDC's former long time president Damon Hill would have handled things differently.