Connect with us

2019 F1

Silverstone future still in doubt – Brawn

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares

Silverstone’s F1 future remains in doubt.

Rolling the dice on renegotiating their contract with a lower annual fee, organisers of the British grand prix have terminated the deal.

“We want to find a solution,” Ross Brawn, Liberty Media’s F1 sporting boss, said.

“But we are differing in our views of what’s reasonable. We’re not far apart but it’s frustrating that we can’t find a solution.”

Tensions between Liberty and Silverstone ramped up even further when boss Stuart Pringle hinted that the circuit and other F1 promoters are thinking about quitting F1 completely.

“I don’t think it will be the final British grand prix,” Brawn responded. “Whether that’s at Silverstone or not is another matter.”

There are constant rumours about Liberty wanting a race in London. Brawn admitted that an event “on the periphery” of the city “could work”.

Apart from Silverstone, the fate of four other significant races including Monza, Barcelona, Hockenheim and Mexico are all also in doubt.

“We don’t want to lose them without a fight,” Brawn said. “We are trying to find solutions, and I think we will, but circumstances change and you can’t always respond to those changes.

“We will try, but we must also be fair on the other circuits.”

Also outstanding is the new Concorde Agreement for 2021, but Brawn said he never expected those negotiations to be easy.

“It’s a challenge, it takes time, but things are moving forward,” he said.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F14 days ago

Bratches admits China could get second F1 race

2SharesF1’s owner Liberty Media has admitted it could add a second race in China to the calendar. In Shanghai last...

2019 F14 days ago

Mercedes beating Ferrari nothing new – Briatore

2SharesFlavio Briatore is not surprised that Ferrari is struggling to beat Mercedes in 2019. The Maranello team began the year...

2019 F14 days ago

Ferrari working on rear wing fix – Binotto

2SharesFerrari is already working to fix the issues that have dropped the Italian team behind Mercedes in 2019. After early...

2019 F14 days ago

Carey inspects 2020 Hanoi GP site

2SharesF1 chief executive Chase Carey travelled straight from China to Vietnam to check out the scene of the Hanoi street...

2019 F14 days ago

Raikkonen leading the B league – Zehnder

2SharesAlfa Romeo team manager Beat Zehnder says it is “a pleasure” to be working once again with Kimi Raikkonen. The...

2019 F14 days ago

Red Bull to get new Honda engine in Baku

2SharesJust a few races into the long 2019 season, Honda is already preparing to introduce an upgrade for its engine....

2019 F14 days ago

Nothing fundamentally wrong with car – Vettel

2SharesJust three races into yet another promising season for Ferrari, the Italian press has declared that the great Maranello team...

2019 F15 days ago

No more race victory target in 2019 – Horner

2SharesAfter three races in 2019, Red Bull no longer has a target for the number of race wins. Prior to...

2019 F15 days ago

Budget caps will not help F1 – Villeneuve

2SharesJacques Villeneuve says a budget cap is the wrong direction for F1. With support from the FIA and many teams,...

2019 F16 days ago

Williams no longer a racing team – Villeneuve

2SharesWilliams’ problems can be traced back to the decision to float on the stock exchange. That is the view of...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media