Silverstone has not closed the door to hosting the British grand prix beyond this season, the president of the circuit-owning BRDC insists.

Silverstone has not closed the door to hosting the British grand prix beyond this season, the president of the circuit-owning BRDC insists.

1996 world champion Damon Hill heads the British Racing Drivers' Club, which will promote its final F1 race in July due to rival circuit Donington's signing of the rights contract for 2010 and beyond.

But a new legal wrangle is threatening Donington's chances, leading Bernie Ecclestone to muse that Britain stands to lose its spot on the calendar altogether.

"There is no question of us going back to Silverstone. They have had enough chances and have not delivered what they promised," the F1 chief executive said in Bahrain.

But despite Ecclestone's firm stance, Hill insists the BRDC has attempted to keep the door open to F1.

"We've had communications," he told BBC Radio Five Live. "There's always been an open line of communication between ourselves and Bernie.

"We're very keen on Formula One and Silverstone has a long history with formula one, so we've always tried to keep the door open," Hill added.

 

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