RACE FOR SILVERSTONE INVESTMENT
background, with little actually decided. JLR’S bid to take control of the home of the British Grand Prix was put to the members of the British Racing Drivers’ Club – which owns the track – but the vote was tight: 54 per cent-46 per cent in favour. After further talks, Jaguar walked away. Tomlinson tabled a bid just before that vote, but his deadline for a deal passed without the track changing hands. That leaves Jonathan Palmer’s MSV and a mystery fourth potential buyer as options.
With the BRDC still needing financial input, it looks like the race for Silverstone investment could well feature in 2017’s defining moments too. SL