The brand new deal will see the Northamptonshire circuit race into its ninth decade having hosted the primary ever System 1 Grand Prix in 1950.
Current years have seen the British Grand Prix turn out to be one of many largest attended occasions on the F1 calendar. 2023 attracted a few of the greatest names in sport, music and tradition, because the race drew in a file crowd of 480,000 throughout the weekend with greater than 60,000 followers tenting within the native space. This yr, followers will get pleasure from a weekend full of nice racing in addition to off-track leisure with live shows each night on Silverstone’s foremost stage headlined by music’s greatest artists, together with Stormzy and Kings of Leon.
The three.6 mile (5.8km), 18-corner circuit has been revered by drivers by the ages. 74 years on from Giuseppe Farina’s first victory, a roll name of System 1 royalty have taken the chequered flag together with Alberto Ascari, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark OBE, Jack Brabham AO OBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, and Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE, who has a file eight victories.
Three different members of the 2024 grid have claimed victory across the well-known circuit together with two-time winners Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso, and Carlos Sainz who took his maiden victory there in 2022.
Britain has at all times performed a pivotal position in System 1 and as we speak it’s residence to seven groups competing on the earth championship, many situated only a few miles from the circuit.
“I’m delighted to announce that the British Grand Prix will stay on the calendar for ten extra years with this settlement,” stated Stefano Domenicali. “Silverstone is an iconic venue on the coronary heart of F1 historical past and because it approaches its ninth decade internet hosting Grands Prix, the occasion continues to draw followers from all over the world for incredible racing on monitor and the superb fan expertise off it. I want to thank Peter Digby and the BRDC, in addition to Stuart Pringle and the entire Silverstone workforce for his or her arduous work and dedication to take the British Grand Prix to new heights and I look ahead to working carefully with them as they appear to additional enhance the services and fan expertise over the following ten years.”
“I’m delighted we have now secured a ten-year extension to host the Grand Prix at Silverstone,” added Peter Digby, Chairman of the British Racing Drivers’ Membership. “This contractual safety will present a stable base for the additional growth of the venue as we proceed to enhance and remodel the circuit right into a year-round worldwide motorsport and leisure vacation spot. The 2024 System 1 season will begin with 9 BRDC Full and Honorary members on the grid and the significance of our continued help of younger drivers is especially evidenced by the success of Lewis, Lando, George and Alex.”
“This long-term dedication displays the significance of the British Grand Prix to System 1 and their acknowledgement of our means to ship a world-class expertise for the British followers who’re among the many most enthusiastic and educated on the earth,” stated Stuart Pringle, Chief Govt Officer, Silverstone. “The cheers of help for the house groups, and significantly for the British drivers on the grid, makes the Silverstone environment distinctive and I’m wanting ahead to harnessing this ardour for our sport and taking the occasion to the following degree within the coming decade.”