Saturday, July 05, 2008

British Grand Prix Sunday 6 July 2008


Silverstone looks like becoming the British equivalent of Magny Cours, now that a deal has been signed to move the British Grand Prix to Donington Park in 2010. There will be feelings of dismay and anger from members of the British Racing Drivers Club, whose president Damon Hill had been trying to get state aid to raise standards at the Northamptonshire circuit. FIA President Max Mosley said “After many years of patient but fruitless negotiation with the BRDC, we are delighted that Bernie (Ecclestone) has nevertheless been able to ensure that the British Grand Prix will keep its place on the Formula 1 World Championship Calendar.” More here on Mike O'Neill's column.

3 comments:

Citrus Sport said...

This is a strange one, as it's really difficult to see Donington getting up to stamdard in the required time.

Babu said...

Well the new owners have signed a ten-year deal with Formula One Management and say they are investing £10M on the site over the next five years. If Valencia can put a new circuit together in 12 months, I don't see why we can't manage to upgrade an existing circuit in two years.....only time (and money) will tell! Thanks for the comment, Cheers Mike

Babu said...

Oops! Meant to put £100M....