Ecclestone welcomes Silverstone deal
|By Pablo Elizalde||Monday, December 7th 2009, 12:19 GMT|
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is happy that the future of the British Grand Prix was secured after reaching a deal with Silverstone.
The Northamptonshire circuit signed a 17-year contract to host the race from next year, after Donington failed to raise the funds to complete the required track work for 2010.
Ecclestone welcomed the conclusion of the deal and is convinced Silverstone will provide a good show.
"I am pleased that we have reached an agreement with Silverstone for the retention of the British Grand Prix," said Ecclestone.
"This will ensure that Great Britain will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for many years to come, which is something I have personally always wanted to see happen.
"The team at Silverstone already knows how to organise a good event, so now everyone can look forward to next summer at Silverstone."