Sir Stirling Moss wants to see Grand Prix remain at Silverstone

Formula One legend Sir Stirling Moss has told the BBC that he believes Donnington Park will not be ready to host the British Grand Prix in 2010.

Instead the four-time Formula One runner-up said that Silverstone should retain the annual event, despite it hosting the race for the last time next year.

Speaking to BBC Northampton, Sir Stirling said that Donnington would not be capable of hosting the Grand Prix because it would be a "tremendous change".

"Silverstone can cope with it, it’s greatly improved. The drivers like it and it’s quite exciting there," he said.

Sir Stirling added that he hoped the Northamptonshire track will be able to hold on to the race, as he doubted the credentials of Donnington Park.

The British and Italian Grand Prix are the joint oldest on the circuit, with Silverstone having hosted the race regularly since the start of the F1 championship in 1950.

The track was one of the fastest on the F1 calendar before it was modernised in 1991.

Written by Johnny Osbourne


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