Silverstone hoping for two year deal

According to the latest news the British Grand Prix will be on the provisional 2005 calendar when the FIA reveals it tomorrow -- although it will be subject to conditions being met. Reportedly the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) is...

According to the latest news the British Grand Prix will be on the provisional 2005 calendar when the FIA reveals it tomorrow -- although it will be subject to conditions being met.

Reportedly the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) is negotiating a contract with Bernie Ecclestone for the next two years, and an option on the next five, although Ecclestone is understood to be offering a one-year deal with further talks on the next six years.

UK sports minister Richard Caborn was quoted by the Press Association as saying: "I am very hopeful that the British Grand Prix will be on the calendar for next year even though it may be subject to contract. I am also hopeful that we will get a two-year deal which will allow us to sit down and plan to realise the full potential of the Silverstone estate."

The calendar is not expected to be finalised until towards the end of this year but for the moment it seems that the French and San Marino Grands Prix are also provisional subject to conditions.

The BRDC was recently approached by a company named Brand Synergy, that apparently involves former champion Nigel Mansell, in regard to promoting the British GP but it appears that the company is not involved in the latest developments.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nigel Mansell , Bernie Ecclestone