Silverstone seeks help

Silverstone seeks help

The torrential rain that forced organisers to turn away spectators from the British Grand Prix this weekend has lent extra urgency to efforts to find an investor to help fund the Formula One circuit.

In the end, the sun shone on race day and organisers were able to accommodate an estimated crowd of 125,000 and breathe a huge sigh of relief.

"It's been an amazing day. It was much pretty much a capacity crowd. The atmosphere was great," circuit managing director Richard Phillips said.

Phillips said lessons had to be learned and that an injection of cash for the circuit, owned by the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), would help.  "We have to do a lot out of our own pocket," he said.

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