Formula 1 maintains the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

PARIS.- The British Grand Prix Formula 1 will continue to be held on the route of Silverstone until 2034, following a new ten-year agreement announced on Thursday by the world championship promoter, Formula 1.

The British Grand Prix, organized since 1987 without interruption in Silverstone, “will remain included in the F1 calendar until 2034, after a ten-year renewal with the promoter Silverstone and its owner, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC)” , F1 wrote in a statement.

“This new agreement will allow the Northamptonshire circuit (central England) to enter its ninth decade, after having hosted the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1950,” he says.

The Silverstone circuit held the first F1 race that year, on May 13, 1950, won by the Italian Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo).

Silverstone, a historic circuit:

Located on a former Royal Air Force (RAF) base, it has the headquarters of several teams around it, in a triangle between the cities of Birmingham, London and Bristol.

In the list of the most contested Grands Prix in the world championship since 1950, the Great Britain Grand Prix on the fast Silverstone track occupies third place, behind Monza (Italian GP) and Monaco. The 59th edition of the British GP will be held on July 7.

The 2024 F1 season starts on Saturday, March 2 in Bahrain and will do so again with the Dutchman Max Verstappen as the main favorite to win it all. The driver of the Red Bull team, the most outstanding in recent times, has established himself as the new icon of the sport, thanks to his ability to win consistently in the different Grand Prix held by Formula 1 in each campaign.

FOUNTAIN: With information from AFP