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17:10  17 july  2017
17:10  17 july  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Liberty committed to a British GP beyond 2019

  Liberty committed to a British GP beyond 2019 Formula 1’s commercial leader Sean Bratches has stated that the sport is committed to a British Grand Prix beyond 2019, but refrained from identifying Silverstone as a likely venue. As the managing director of commercial operations within Liberty Media’s triumvirate, it is expected that Bratches will lead the negotiations towards securing a new British GP deal. On Tuesday, the future of the race was thrown into jeopardy when current host Silverstone activated the break clause in their contract, meaning that without revised terms, the 2019 race would be the last. Speaking with BBC this morning, Bratches stated: “We have an extraordinarily positive relationship with our friends and partners at Silverstone and we have three more Grand Prix’s with them this year, in 2018 and 2019. “A lot can transpire, but I can tell all the fans in Great Britain that we are committed to a British Grand Prix.” When asked directly if a new deal would be struck with Silverstone, Bratches declined to comment. “It’s premature to even speculate that.” Silverstone has a long history in F1, dating back to 1950 and the first race in the series. However, with escalating race fees and a lack of government funding for the event, the race is no longer viable for the venue in its current fiscal form. Bratches’ comment supports the assertion that Liberty could be forced to find a new venue for the race in order to keep the British event on the calendar. With a race on the streets of London having been the source of speculation since 2012 and with Donnington Park having had previous and recent connections with the sport, Liberty could find themselves with some interesting options.

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Lewis Hamilton cut Sebastian Vettel’s lead of the Formula 1 championship to just a single point with his fourth consecutive British GP victory.

Hamilton lead from lights to flag in front of his home crowd, who turned up in force at Silverstone just days after the track owner announced it had triggered the break clause in its contract to host the British GP.

Behind him, Valtteri Bottas made it a Mercedes 1-2, having started ninth with a grid penalty.

Tyre failures hit both Ferrari drivers. Kimi Raikkonen, who had spent most of the race second, dropped back to third whilst Vettel was forced to drive longer on his punctured tyre and fell back to seventh.

Sir Mo Farah relishing final British track appearance at the Muller Grand Prix

  Sir Mo Farah relishing final British track appearance at the Muller Grand Prix Sir Mo Farah will compete for the final time on a British track at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on August 20, organisers have announced. The four-time Olympic champion had been expected to bring the curtain down on his glittering track career at the World Championships in London next month, where he will bid to retain his 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles, but will now race again a week later at the Muller Grand Prix.It has not been announced over what distance the 34-year-old will be racing at Alexander Stadium.

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Max Verstappen, who enjoyed a battle with Vettel early in the race, inherited fourth, his best finish since China at the start of the season.

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole for F1 British GP for 5th time .
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the fifth time at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Ferrari rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in rainy conditions. Hamilton sped around Silverstone in 1 minute, 26.6 seconds in front of his home fans.They cheered the three-time Formula One world champion at the end of a week when he faced criticism for being the only driver to snub a promotional event in London."I feel amazing, especially with a great crowd like this around the track," Hamilton said. "These typical English conditions are what we grew up racing in. I'm comfortable in it.

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