Formula 1 British Grand Prix Live Build-Up: 2017

Formula 1 British Grand Prix Live Build-Up: 2017

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Review

Regardless of the weather this weekend, a cloud hangs over this historic event. The British Racing Drivers’ Club, which owns the Silverstone circuit, has struggled in recent years with the cost of staging a Grand Prix.

The hosting fee it has to pay Formula One goes up by five per cent a year (it’s £17 million this season) and the resulting financial losses mean the BRDC may, before this year’s event, trigger a break-clause to end its contract by the close of 2019 – unless there’s a last-minute concession by the sport’s new owners.

On the track, Lewis Hamilton will hope to win the race for the fourth year running in front of a passionate home crowd.

Summary

Steve Jones is joined by David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Eddie Jordan and Susie Wolff to preview the 10th round of the season, which takes place at Silverstone.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Steve Jones
Guest David Coulthard
Guest Mark Webber
Guest Eddie Jordan
Guest Susie Wolff
Editor Mark Wilkin
Editor Steve Aldous
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