Why rain will never stop play at Silverstone
The weather caused major disruption at the 2012 British Grand Prix. AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang talks to Silverstone MD Richard Phillips to ask what went wrong and hear why it won't happen again
Silverstone had a close call this summer. What could have been a catastrophe, and in its most extreme scenario the first forced cancellation of a British Grand Prix, ended up being an impressive save because of courageous and decisive management.
While other events around the country – including a high-profile concert in Hyde Park – fell victim to unprecedented rainfall, Silverstone's round of the Formula 1 world championship went ahead in front of a larger Sunday attendance figure than in 2011. That could be seen as a triumph over adversity.
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