Date: 3rd July 2017 at 6:21pm
Written by:

Former three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has urged Silverstone’s circuit’s owners not to drop the British Grand Prix.

Silverstone is owned by British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC).

Back in January it was reported that they were considering activating their break clause with Formula One.

Silverstone has a contract in place with Formula One until 2026, however both the promoters and Formula One themselves are able to activate a break clause over the coming months.

If that were to be triggered, the final British Grand Prix at Silverstone would take place in 2019.

The reason behind the consideration is said to be the high hosting fees that the promoters have to pay Formula One to host the race.

A decision will be made in the coming weeks and Hamilton has chosen now to be the time to air his views.

‘There has got to be something in Britain. It’s the most important race of the year, In terms of what the points represent, it’s the same as every race, but just being in the beautiful countryside, and the support you get from the British fans, it’s an amazing event that people love to come to. he told Sky Sports.

‘It’s that important part of the British racing heritage and it’s the place where we really get to showcase it. The UK is the home of motorsport and we’ve got such great and incredible heritage.’