Brundle confident about British GP future

BRDC President and ITV commentator Martin Brundle has said that the future of the British Grand Prix is looking more secure than it has for some time

Brundle confident about British GP future

The race has been under threat since Interpublic decided to sell Octagon Motorsports, which owns the lease to run the British Grand Prix. Last month, Brundle voiced his doubts that the race would be on the calendar from next year.

But Brundle is now more confident of the event's future. Speaking at the San Marino Grand Prix, he told BBC Sport Online: "It is not correct to say that the future of Silverstone is secure, but I would say things are heading in the right direction on a number of fronts.

"But there are still some significant hurdles to clear in terms of all the things that need to happen to make Silverstone the right facility for everybody.

"I'm probably more confident than a month ago. I wouldn't say everything is done and dusted, but a number of things that are happening look quite promising."

Although Brundle would not be more specific about what progress had been made, the BBC quoted a source that said Interpublic had developed a restructuring plan that would enable the British GP contract to become more viable.

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