Jaguar Land Rover in talks to lease British Grand Prix track Silverstone

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London | Published: April 8, 2016 9:18:47 PM

British Grand Prix track Silverstone is in talks to lease the circuit's property to Jaguar Land Rover, the owners of the Formula One site said after a vote of its members authorised the board to continue discussing the deal.

Jaguar Land Rover, JLR, Tata Motors, British Grand Prix track, Silverstone track, Formula One, British Grand PrixJLR could operate the site as an equivalent to locations such as Daimler?s Mercedes-Benz World in London, which offers families days including driving experiences, guided tours and simulated rides, raising extra revenue for the firm. (Reuters)

British Grand Prix track Silverstone is in talks to lease the circuit’s property to Jaguar Land Rover, the owners of the Formula One site said after a vote of its members authorised the board to continue discussing the deal.

Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Tata Motors, has been considering turning the site into a “heritage centre” to show off the company’s cars alongside its offices, a hotel and visitor centre, British media have reported.

Members of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), which own the central English track and surrounding land, voted on Thursday evening to continue discussions with JLR, the body said in a statement.

“The potential deal … would align Silverstone with two premier British brands and put the BRDC on a stronger financial footing,” a spokeswoman said.

Jaguar Land Rover did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

JLR could operate the site as an equivalent to locations such as Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz World in London, which offers families days including driving experiences, guided tours and simulated rides, raising extra revenue for the firm. ($1 = 0.7094 pounds)

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