BRDC President Derek Warwick Calls for Government Backing

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BRDC President Derek Warwick Calls for Government Backing
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British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) president Derek Warwick has called for government funding for motorsport in the United Kingdom. The BRDC-owned Silverstone circuit almost lost its place on the Formula One calendar in 2008 as it couldn't afford to redevelop its facilities. The British Grand Prix now has a 17-year contract at Silverstone as the security of the long-term contract allowed the BRDC to build a new pit and paddock complex.

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