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Silverstone Expects Record-Breaking Crowd At British Grand Prix

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 15

The organizers of this weekend's British Grand Prix are "expecting a record-breaking crowd for Sunday's race," according to Phil Duncan of the PA. While F1 has "come under heavy criticism this year for tepid and predictable races, British fans have been undeterred," with 140,000 people "anticipated ...

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