23 Nov 2009

Silverstone deadline December 9 - Ecclestone

6:14 am on 23 November 2009

Formula One's boss Bernie Ecclestone says a deal must be done by December the 9th if there is to be a British Grand Prix next season.

Initially, race organisers had planned to switch the race from Silverstone to Donington but that scheme has collapsed, along with talks to stay at Silverstone.

Ecclestone says if there's no contract in place there won't be a British Grand Prix.