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Silverstone regain British GP for 17 years // The BRDC confirm they have a deal with Bernie for the long term

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It’s the 7th December 2009, and this is F1Minute.

The BRDC confirmed today that Silverstone has secured a deal with Bernie Ecclestone to host the British Grand Prix from next year, and for 17 years altogether. There’s an option to review the contract after ten years, but either way, it’s an awful long time. President of the BRDC, Damon Hill said: “It’s not easy to enter into a contract of this magnitude and you have to take on a lot of responsibility, but the BRDC wanted this relationship to continue.” The track will be upgraded slightly, with work on the pit and paddock complex. The layout of the circuit has also been tweaked, subject to the FIA’s approval, and apparently there will be Silverstone run campsites, and better grandstands, to try and improve the experience for fans.

A quick note to finish, Stefano Domenicali is sure that 2010 will be better not just for Ferrari but for the sport as a whole. He said: “I am optimistic because we cannot go lower!” Too true.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.