A British GP settlement

Start, British GP 2003

Start, British GP 2003 

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FIA President Max Mosley hinted on Friday that a deal will soon be done for the British GP to go ahead in 2005 and 2006. Mosley dismissed suggestions that there might be a bid from London.

"The chance of having a Grand Prix in London is about nil," said Mosley. "But you know there is nothing to stop people putting in a bid. They have made a bid for the Olympic Games they could make a bid for a Grand Prix. Why not? But I think Silverstone will be all right."

Bernie Ecclestone disagreed saying that he has been talking to London mayor Ken Livingstone for a couple of years.

Mosley said that he felt that work will go ahead at Silverstone for the modified pitlane and paddock.

At the moment there is no confirmation of any deal but speculation suggests that the event will be promoted by Patrick McNally's Allsport Management, which sometimes steps in to run races, the most recent being the now-defunct Austrian GP.

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