Formula 1: Silverstone boss Patrick Allen leaves role

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Patrick Allen was managing director at Silverstone for 10 years

Patrick Allen has quit as the managing director of Silverstone

It was reported last month that Allen had been suspended from the post he had held since January 2015 because he was "too close" to Lawrence Tomlinson, who is looking to take over the track.

Allen said: "Some of you may have heard, or seen in the press, some rumours about my departure.

"It is true some allegations were made against me but, for the avoidance of doubt, these have all been withdrawn."

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