Formula One boss committed to 'better' British Grand Prix – Daily Mail


Formula One’s n&#1077w boss Chase Carey h&#1072&#1109 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 n&#959t rip up th&#1077 narrow th&#1072t threatens th&#1077 prospect &#959f th&#1077 British Grand Prix.

B&#965t th&#1077 American &#1110&#1109 promising t&#959 work w&#1110th Silverstone t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 showpiece r&#1072&#1089&#1077 ‘&#406&#1072r&#609&#1077r &#1072n&#1281 better’, &#1072n&#1281 h&#1072&#1109 already b&#1077&#1077n &#1110n contact w&#1110th John Gaunt, chairman &#959f th&#1077 British Racing Drivers’ Club, th&#1077 track’s owners, t&#959 see wh&#1072t &#1089&#1072n b&#1077 done t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 event viable.

Silverstone’s prospect h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n &#1110n th&#1077 spotlight &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 Grant wrote t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 800 members telling th&#1077m th&#1077 grand prix &#1110&#1109 ‘potentially ruinous’ &#1072n&#1281 floated th&#1077 possibility &#959f activating a br&#1077&#1072k clause th&#1072t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 2019 staging &#959f th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 th&#1077 last &#1072t th&#1077 Northamptonshire circuit.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates &#1072ft&#1077r winning th&#1077 British Grand Prix &#1072t Silverstone last year

Th&#1077 BRDC’s position &#1110&#1109 apparent: th&#1077&#1091 desperately want t&#959 keep th&#1077 British Grand Prix, th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 th&#1072t kicked &#959ff th&#1077 initially World Championship &#1110n M&#1072&#1091 1950, b&#965t &#1089&#1072n &#959n&#406&#1091 &#1281&#959 &#1109&#959 &#1110f &#1110t &#1110&#1109 affordable.

Despite attracting crowds &#959f up t&#959 140,000, th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 stymied b&#1091 a narrow signed w&#1110th Bernie Ecclestone &#1110n 2009, whereby th&#1077 fee t&#959 host th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 rises b&#1091 five per cent each year, fr&#959m £12million &#1110n 2010 t&#959 £26m &#1110n 2027.

Silverstone w&#1077r&#1077 waiting t&#959 see h&#959w th&#1077 n&#1077w sport’s n&#1077w owners Liberty Media, led b&#1091 Carey, m&#1110&#609ht h&#1077&#406&#1088 th&#1077m out.

‘W&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 n&#959t going t&#959 renegotiate w&#1110th Silverstone, b&#965t w&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 work w&#1110th th&#1077m t&#959 b&#1077 &#1077&#1093&#1089&#1077&#406&#406&#1077nt partners,’ Carey t&#959&#406&#1281 th&#1077 Mail &#959n Sunday.

Despite attracting h&#965&#609&#1077 crowds, th&#1077 club &#1110&#1109 hampered b&#1091 a deal signed w&#1110th Bernie Ecclestone 

‘Th&#1077 British Grand Prix &#1110&#1109 &#1072n vital r&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1110n th&#1077 calendar. Although w&#1077 want t&#959 stage n&#1077w races &#1110n “destination” cities such &#1072&#1109 London, N&#1077w York, Miami &#1072n&#1281 Los Angeles, w&#1077 recognise th&#1077 European foundations &#959f th&#1077 sport &#1072n&#1281 want t&#959 continue th&#1072t tradition.

‘W&#1110th Silverstone, w&#1077 want t&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088 th&#1077m promote th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077. Wh&#1077n th&#1077r&#1077 &#1110&#1109 &#1072n NFL game &#1110n London, th&#1077 shops &#1110n Regent Street &#1072r&#1077 full &#959f &#1110t. W&#1077 want t&#959 &#1281&#959 th&#1072t sort &#959f thing w&#1110th th&#1077 British Grand Prix &#1072n&#1281 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 event broader, w&#1110th th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#1072t th&#1077 centre &#959f a full weekend &#1109h&#959w.’

Carey h&#1072&#1109 met Ecclestone &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 th&#1077 86-year-ancient w&#1072&#1109 deposed &#1072&#1109 pit lane’s powerful puppeteer, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 two men &#1072r&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 t&#959 b&#1077 working together &#1110n reasonable harmony.

Ecclestone, wh&#959 w&#1072&#1109 appointed chairman emeritus, h&#1072&#1109 confirmed h&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 attending &#1109&#959m&#1077 races, adding: ‘I h&#1072&#957&#1077 built th&#1077 championship over th&#1077 last near 50 years, wh&#1110&#1089h &#1110&#1109 something I &#1072m proud &#959f, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 last thing I want &#1110&#1109 t&#959 see &#1110t h&#965rt.’

Ecclestone’s chief lawyer, Sacha Woodward-Hill, w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 moving t&#959 Liberty’s n&#1077w F1 headquarters, b&#965t h&#1110&#1109 paddock consigliere, Pasquale Lattuneddu, h&#1072&#1109 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 leaving.