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Emergence of a new mystery Middle Eastern bidder for the British racetrack has alarmed former F1 stars, including Nigel Mansell

by Mihir Bose and David Leppard

Silverstone, historic home of the British Grand Prix, is set to be handed to a mystery bidder from the Gulf state of Qatar in a deal that will give it control of the circuit for the next 150 years.

The Alpha Group, a consortium that is funded through Qatar, the world’s richest country, has moved ahead of four other bidders to sign a deal with the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), which has owned Silverstone for nearly 60 years….Read more.

      

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