Ticket sales for the 2009 British Grand Prix have soared since Lewis Hamilton won the world championship last week.
Silverstone reported almost 22,000 tickets sold in the week since the title-decider at Interlagos. This year the British Grand Prix and the test preceding it both sold out, after Silverstone added another grandstand to increase capacity.
British Racing Drivers’ Club president Damon Hill said:
We are looking forward to welcoming Lewis back to Great Britain as a World Champion. A British driver as World Champion, driving for a British team ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ we are going to have an unbelievable party at the British Grand Prix in June.
The 2009 race is the last time the British Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone before it moves to Donington Park in 2010.
However Bernie Ecclestone has already said Hamilton’s popularity will not be enough to save the British Grand Prix if the switch to Donington doesn’t go ahead.