9 Dec 2009

Fans rush to buy British GP tickets

7:36 am on 9 December 2009

The owners of England's Silverstone motor racing circuit say there's been unprecedented demand for British Grand Prix tickets, a day after the race was confirmed on the 2010 Formula One calendar.

They'd sold just under 6,500 tickets for the July round of the formula one championship in 24 hours.

Britain's future on the calendar had been in doubt until the announcement yesterday of a 17-year deal for the event at Silverstone.