Donington Park’s owners will have to spend ?é?ú600,000 to restore its circuit to operational standard after its failed attempt to hold the 2010 British Grand Prix. The track itself is mostly intact, though some sections have been dug up near where the new parts of the circuit were to have been built. Some barriers and … Continue reading Donington Park needs ?é?ú600K to fix track
Silverstone has been given a new deadline of December 11th to get a deal in place to hold the British Grand Prix. Bernie Ecclestone had previously given the circuit until November 7th to sign a contract but, not for the first time in his negotiations over the 2010 British Grand Prix, the critical date has … Continue reading Silverstone gets new Grand Prix deadline
Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do … Continue reading Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ?é?ú370m offer
Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline … Continue reading Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix
If Donington Park isn’t up to scratch by 2010, there won’t be a British Grand Prix. That’s Bernie Ecclestone’s insistence – and it is complete and utter folly. At a time when F1 spectator figures are taking a hammering, the last thing F1 should be doing is turning its back on one of the best-attended … Continue reading F1 leaving Britain would be madness
Bernie Ecclestone was widely quoted yesterday saying: If the work at Donington is not finished in time, we would be happy to skip a year. I don?óÔé¼Ôäót want to lose the British Grand Prix ?óÔé¼ÔÇØ that?óÔé¼Ôäós the last thing we want to do, but we aren?óÔé¼Ôäót going to Silverstone for sure. I’m not in the … Continue reading British Grand Prix to skip a year in 2010? They said that about San Marino…
The transcripts from the House of Lords’ discussion on the future of the British Grand Prix makes interesting reading. According to them Donington Park’s deal to host the British Grand Prix has been extended from 10 to 17 years. The government also quoted Dutch financial institution ING saying “resources are in place” for the event … Continue reading Donington Park has British Grand Prix deal until 2026, claims government
Press release from Donington Park: Peter Wahl ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ the architect who has worked extensively on the Donington Park redevelopment project ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ has promised that the new circuit, which will host the British F1 Grand Prix for a decade from July 2010, will present overtaking and excitement together with technical challenges for drivers and teams. Tilke, … Continue reading Donington architect on track changes
David Coulthard exclusive "We’re seeing a vast change in the regulations. The last time we had such a big change was 1998 when we went to narrow track cars with the grooved tyres and it was Adrian Newey’s design team that stole the march on the new regs back then so this could well be … Continue reading F1 links: Davidson was set for Honda
Simon Gillett was looking slightly the worse for wear when I met him at Autosport International this morning. He had a reason to be, as he celebrated Donington Park winning approval for its development work in order to hold the 2010 British Grand Prix. Nevertheless he was happy toi spend a half hour answering questions … Continue reading Donington Park boss Simon Gillett on building the new British Grand Prix circuit
Donington Park has won approval from Leicestershire District Council for its ?é?ú100m redevelopment plans in order to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. I’ll be speaking to circuit owner Simon Gillett at the Autosport show tomorrow, so if you have any questions for him please leave them below.
Here are some more (and much better!) pictures from the Donington Park 2010 track simulator that give a clearer impression of what the track will be like in 2010. These images are from a simulation of the track built in rFactor which will be made available next week. They show several parts of the track … Continue reading More pictures of Donington Park 2010
Donington Park?óÔé¼Ôäós redevelopment plans will be heard by Leicestershire District Council tomorrow. Circuit owner Simon Gillett is confident his proposals will be supported by the council and one councillor has been quoted in favour of the proposals. Is it time to stop the cynicism about Donington?óÔé¼Ôäós plans?
Donington Park is beginning to reveal more detail about its plans to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. Here are four images showing an artist’s impression of the pit building on the re-designed F1 track.
Donington Park’s plans to run the British Grand Prix from 2010 have won the support of South Derbyshire District Council. Director of community services Mark Alflat told the Derby Evening Telegraph he is recommending the scheme gets planning approval when it goes before Leicestershire District Council on Thursday: The development offers substantial economic opportunities. The … Continue reading Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing
When – or if – the British Grand Prix moves to Donington Park in 2010 the new circuit will take Silverstone’s place as the fourth quickest circuit regularly used by Formula 1. Documents submitted by the circuit owners to North West Leicestershire District Council projects an average lap speed of 220.75kph with cars hitting a … Continue reading F1 cars will hit 298kph in Craner Curves at the new Donington Park in 2010
Donington Park has revealed details of the changes it will make in advance of it holding the 2010 British Grand Prix. When the deal to take the British Grand Prix from Silverstone to Donington Park was announced early in July one of the circuit owners remarked: “If I touch anything from Redgate to MacLeans I?óÔé¼Ôäóll … Continue reading 2010 Donington Park F1 track revealed
Donington Park’s planning application is expected ‘within weeks’ but the circuit owners are refusing to discuss their plans for the 2010 British Grand Prix. What’s going on? Plus as British circuits like Brands Hatch face increasing pressure friom neighbours over noise restrictions one group is petitioning the British parliament to change the law. Read these … Continue reading F1 blogs & more: Donington news
The moving of the British Grand Prix from Silverstone to Donington Park in 2010 was discussed in Parliament yesterday. Mark Lancaster, MP for North East Milton Keynes, had this to say: Although I realise that this is not a matter directly for the Government, the Minister concerned has recently had meetings with Bernie Ecclestone. All … Continue reading Sharing the British Grand Prix – nice idea but not economically sound