Silverstone calms security concerns

After several explosions in central London this morning, the Silverstone circuit has reassured race goers that security measures are in place for this weekend's British Grand Prix. The race is a sell-out, with 100,000 tickets sold. "Following...

After several explosions in central London this morning, the Silverstone circuit has reassured race goers that security measures are in place for this weekend's British Grand Prix. The race is a sell-out, with 100,000 tickets sold.

"Following the events that took place in London today Silverstone would like to reassure all visitors attending the 2005 Formula 1 Foster's British Grand Prix that the security of both spectators and participants is of paramount importance," it said in a statement.

"Silverstone has a well established set of security measures in place that have been agreed and planned in detail with the Police and other agencies. Silverstone is confident that these measures are adequate to ensure the safety of all attending."

Early reports from London suggested a power surge had been the cause of the initial explosions on the underground train system. However, further incidents, including a bus being blown up in a city square, led to the conclusion that the capital was the victim of terrorists.

So far there have been hundreds injured and over 30 people confirmed dead, and the toll is expected to rise. Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will return to London from the G8 summit in Scotland, said it was "reasonably clear there have been a series of terrorist attacks."

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