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Bernie Ecclestone Gives Silverstone Two-Day Deadline

In what must surely be a bid for good news in F1, Commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone has given Silverstone two days to sign a contract to host the British Grand Prix. The failed attempt to place the Grand Prix at Donington Circuit has left the door open for the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), owners of the Silverstone track, to host the coveted race.   While Ecclestone has rubbished the absolute need for a British Grand Prix, he was keen to give Donington Ventures Leisure ample time to come through with their part of the contract. He even extended the deadline several times in the hopes that the Donington group could contractually fulfill their obligations. The Ecclestone bargaining mantra is to place pressure on the opponent with fabr...

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