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Silverstone Circuit

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Template:F1 circuit Silverstone Circuit is a racing circuit at Silverstone, England. It is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race in the newly-created Formula One World Championship; the race rotated between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch from 1955 to 1986, but relocated permanently to Silverstone in 1987.

Half the circuit is in Northamptonshire and half is in Buckinghamshire. It is built on the site of a World War II bomber base, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943. The airfield's three runways, in classic WWII triangle format, lie within the outline of the present track.

On September 30, 2004, British Racing Drivers Club president Jackie Stewart announced that the British Grand Prix would not be included on the 2005 provisional race calendar, and if it was, would probably not occur at Silverstone [1] (http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=31255). However on December 9 an agreement was reached with Bernie Ecclestone that the track would in fact host the British Grand Prix up to 2009 [2] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/4073569.stm).

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