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On This Day

Thursday 13th March 2003

15 years ago

In what was to become a tediously drawn-out story, Silverstone's future was put under threat by Bernie Ecclestone. Who had said: If the British grand prix disappears from Britain, it will be because no one can afford Silverstone's rent." But Martin Brundle, the former grand prix driver and chairman of the British Racing Drivers Club, which owned the Northamptonshire circuit, reacted furiously. "It is clear for anyone to see that Bernie seems to have been trying hard to destabilise the British grand prix, Silverstone and the BRDC," he said. The saga dragged on another six-and-a-half years before the circuit's long-term future was assured.