Silverstone has announced the signing of a new contract with Formula 1, keeping the British Grand Prix on the calendar at the track until at least 2034.
The British Grand Prix will continue to take place at Silverstone until at least 2034 following the signing of a new contract between the race promoter, circuit owner the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) and Formula 1. Silverstone announced the news via social media, in a clip starring British drivers George Russell and Lando Norris.
The new deal makes Silverstone the first circuit confirmed to enter its ninth decade as the host of Formula 1 races. 2030 will mark the 80th anniversary of the very first World Championship Formula 1 race, which was held at the Northamptonshire circuit in May 1950. 2028 will mark 80 years since the first motor race at the former airfield.
F1’s Long Term Commitment to Silverstone
The British Grand Prix was the best-attended race of the 2023 season, with 480,000 visiting the circuit across the four days of the race weekend. The signing of a new deal confirms that Lewis Hamilton, who holds the record for most Silverstone wins with eight, will line up on the grid in Ferrari red for the first time in front of his home crowd in 2025.
Silverstone’s new deal is the first for the circuit since a five-year extension was signed back in 2019. Speaking about the news, Stuart Pringle, Chief Executive Officer for Silverstone, noted F1’s long-term commitment to the British track:
“This long-term commitment reflects the importance of the British Grand Prix to Formula 1 and their acknowledgement of our ability to deliver a world-class experience for the British fans who are among the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable in the world. The cheers of support for the home teams, and particularly for the British drivers on the grid, makes the Silverstone atmosphere unique and I am looking forward to harnessing this passion for our sport and taking the event to the next level in the coming decade.”
2024 British Grand Prix Tickets On Sale
Silverstone has taken steps in recent years to improve the weekend experience for Formula 1 fans. That included an investment of a new concert area for 2023 for world class musical performances. Kings of Leon, Stormzy, Pete Tong and Rudimental are all set to perform at Silverstone over the 2024 British Grand Prix weekend.
Tickets for the British Grand Prix have once again been in high demand in 2024, with limited numbers available via the official Silverstone website. Hospitality packages remain available in our ticket shop, while premium hospitality is on sale via F1 Experiences.
The 2024 British Grand Prix takes place on July 5-7.
All 24 Races Set to Return in 2025
The news of Silverstone’s contract extension means that all 24 races which will appear on the 2024 calendar will return in 2025. Silverstone’s latest deal comes just a week after Formula 1 announced a new five-year contract with Suzuka, keeping the Japanese Grand Prix at the legendary figure-of-eight track until at least 2029.
There are currently eight circuits which enter the final year of their latest contracts in 2025. The list includes races in Monaco, Belgium, Italy and Mexico, all of which will need to sign new deals to remain on the schedule in 2026.
The confirmation that all 24 races will return in 2024 means that there is no room on the calendar for any new races in 2025, with the current commercial agreement capping the total rounds in a single season at 24. Earlier this year, Formula 1 announced that Madrid would take over as host of the Spanish Grand Prix from 2026.
The Formula 1 calendar is usually announced in the summer. Next year’s schedule is expected to feature the Australian Grand Prix as the season-opening event for the first time since 2019.