Silverstone Will Not Meet Ecclestone's Ultimatum for British GP

Yesterday, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone revealed that he'll only wait for the Silverstone officials a day or two in order to ink a new deal for the hosting of the British Grand Prix. Unless the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) will make a quick decision until the end of the week, Ecclestone even threatened with the scrap of the British race from the 2010 calendar.

However, according to recent reports from the UK, it seems it is not the BRDC that needs to look into the contract, but Ecclestone. The Times newspaper reported that the 79-year old Brit did indeed send a proposal to the Northamptonshire based track some time ago, but the latter made some adjustments and sent the renewed version back to the F1 boss.

Their puzzlement is such because they say Silverstone is waiting for Ecclestone to respond to amendments to the contract, not the other way round," the London based newspaper said, revealing that the Silverstone officials have no plans to responding to Ecclestone in the upcoming few days.

Shortly after Donington Park announced their inability to secure the funding for the 2010 British Grand Prix, Ecclestone began discussions with the BRDC (owners of the Silverstone track) for a continuance of their F1 programme. However, the talks seem to have come to a halt because of the multitude of differences between what is offered to Silverstone and what the track is willing to accept.

Under the circumstances, we're dying to see how Ecclestone is planning to get out of this bluff, as he made it very clear that the British Grand Prix will no longer be unless Silverstone agrees to his demands.

I will pull the race off the calendar and there will be no British Grand Prix to argue about,” Ecclestone told the Daily Express earlier this week.
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