Verstappen: I can’t imagine F1 without the British GP
Crash.net - Wed 10 Jul 11:08 GMT

With the future of the British Grand Prix unclear, Max Verstappen backs a push to keep the race at Silverstone on the Formula 1 calendar. This weekend’s race will be the last British GP under Silverstone’s its current contract after the Northamptonshire track…

  With the future of the British Grand Prix unclear, Max Verstappen backs a push to keep the race at Silverstone on the Formula 1 calendar.

  This weekend’s race will be the last British GP under Silverstone’s its current contract after the Northamptonshire track activated a break clause in 2017.

  Negotiations remain ongoing between Silverstone and F1 to strike a new deal for 2020, with the key issue being over hosting costs, but a provisional F1 calendar for next year would currently see the British GP omitted for the first time in the sport’s history.

  Verstappen says the race at Silverstone is one every driver relishes and hopes to put on a great show at Red Bull’s second home race after winning its first at the Austrian Grand Prix last time out.

  “A lot of great, fast corners is what we like and I can’t imagine the calendar without the British Grand Prix.

  Red Bull’s last British Grand Prix victory was taken by Mark Webber in 2012, while engine partner Honda’s most recent win at Silverstone stretches back to 1989 with Alain Prost driving for McLaren.

  While negotiations between Silverstone and F1 continue, a new British race has also been speculated around London’s city streets.