At an EGM meeting yesterday afternoon, members of the BRDC overwhelmingly voted in favour of the Club s plans to redevelop Silverstone s facilities.
In light of this agreement, if terms can be agreed with Formula One Management, the BRDC should be able to get a contract extension beyond 2009. The agreement also enables Silverstone to realise it s owners ambition for the circuit to become more than an F1 track to remain at the heart of all British motorsport.
Damon Hill, president of the BRDC, explained, “This vote is a great result for the future of British motor sport. The BRDC’s Master Plan is not only important to Silverstone and its continued hosting of the British Grand Prix, but also the development of the sport in this country.
“We can only continue to develop exciting young stars like Lewis Hamilton if we have the best facilities at which to nuture such talent. Having won the British Grand Prix myself I know how special it is for a driver to win their home Grand Prix, so we would very much like, as a Racing Drivers’ Club, which the BRDC is, for that opportunity to be there for future generations.”