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Silverstone to stay British GP host

Updated: December 7, 2009, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The British Grand Prix will stay at Silverstone after Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone and the track's owners agreed to a 17-year deal on Monday.

Donington Park was stripped of the right to host next year's British GP after efforts to raise funds for a necessary upgrade failed and the race had been in doubt.

Donington was awarded the 17-year staging rights last year but Donington Ventures Leisure Limited failed to find buyers for seven-year bonds that it hoped would generate ...

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