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Circuits unite for greater say in running of Formula One

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Silverstone's chairman Neil England: "There are a number of matters of common interest and I think it is important that those are voiced" © Sutton Images
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The circuits on the Formula One calendar have united in order to have a greater say in the running of the sport.

A report in the Independent states that the Formula One Promoters Association (FOPA) was registered as a company in Geneva in May and is chaired by Australian Grand Prix chairman Ron Walker. Silverstone's chairman Neil England said that the unity would give the circuits a greater voice when required.

"We have historically lacked a co-ordinated voice and the Formula One Promoters Association gives us the opportunity to have that," England said. "There are a number of matters of common interest and I think it is important that those are voiced."

Walker added that the circuits can "use the association to lodge their proxies to vote on major issues affecting the sport".

The creation of FOPA comes as negotiations over the latest version of the Concorde Agreement continue.

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