Mosley expects Silverstone to keep GP

Max Mosley on Friday said he expects the British Grand Prix to remain at Silverstone beyond this weekend's event. The race is due to switch to Donington next year, and even if the alternate venue is not ready, eternal Silverstone critic and F1...

Max Mosley on Friday said he expects the British Grand Prix to remain at Silverstone beyond this weekend's event.

The race is due to switch to Donington next year, and even if the alternate venue is not ready, eternal Silverstone critic and F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone insists the series is not going to return to Northamptonshire.

But FIA president Mosley told the BBC at Silverstone: "I think the chance of there not being a British Grand Prix next year is very small, and my personal view - and it's not for me to decide - is that it is highly probable it will be at Silverstone."

The Formula One circus is ruing the fact that Sunday may be the last F1 race at popular Silverstone, which hosted the first ever modern world championship event in 1950.

But former driver Mark Blundell raises the prospect that, amid the spectre of a breakaway series, "this time next year we might have two top motor sport events in this country".

"One at Donington Park and one at Silverstone," he wrote in his Telegraph column.

"The one taking place here might be a Grand Prix rather than a Formula One Grand Prix, but we will just have to wait and see."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Blundell , Bernie Ecclestone