MIA president Lord Astor of Hever is to bring up the topic of the British Grand Prix during a discussion in the House of Lords on Thursday 23 April.

Lord Astor will ask the government 'what assistance it will provide to allow the British Grand Prix to continue' as he and the MIA look to build on the commitment given last year when the Minister for Sport Andy Burnham answered a question from MIA CEO Chris Aylett.

"It would be a travesty if, whilst we celebrate the success of a new British team under Ross Brawn and a British driver in Jenson Button, the youngest ever F1 World Champion in Lewis Hamilton and a great British team victory, our Government fails to ensure we host a British Grand Prix for many years to come," Aylett said.

"The British Grand Prix reflects well on our globally successful industry and we must do everything possible to ensure it succeeds at Donington. These are difficult business times during which we must keep the spotlight on motorsport and our industry."