Posts Tagged ‘Wheatcroft & Son’

20 Jan 2010: Revealed: How Donington’s F1 plans collapsed

A fuller version of the story behind the failed bid to turn Donington Park into a Formula One venue has been revealed courtesy of the administrators winding up its former leaseholders’ company.

20 Jan 2010: Donington advisors out of pocket after F1 scheme collapse

The finance and development experts brought in to help give credibility to Simon Gillett’s Donington F1 dream were among those burned when the plans collapsed, the report into its administration has revealed.

28 Jun 2009: Donington Park planning permission is signed off

Donington Park has finalised its planning permission after the process was thrown into doubt following a legal challenge for unpaid rent by the circuit owners.

5 Jun 2009: Breaking news: Donington Park court case settled

The court case between Donington Park promoter Simon Gillett and circuit owner Tom Wheatcroft has been settled just days before it was due to be heard, according to a statement on the circuit’s website.

30 May 2009: Saudi prince visits Donington Park circuit

The Donington Park motor racing circuit has recently enjoyed a royal visit – from a Saudi prince who is a very keen motorsports enthusiast. What does two plus two make?

6 May 2009: F1: Planners refuse to sink British GP

Planners have given Donington Park two months to collect the necessary signatures to finalise its planning permission for F1-standard upgrades after deciding they could not pre-judge the outcome of a court case.

28 Apr 2009: F1: Ecclestone says banks no longer backing Donington

The banks working with Donington Park’s promoter to fund essential upgrades in time for the 2010 British Grand Prix have reportedly “pulled back” – according to none other than Formula One promoter Bernie Ecclestone.

25 Apr 2009: Donington’s planning permission could be revoked

The Donington situation gets more complicated by the day – but councillors are now threatening to revoke the circuit’s planning permission over unsigned documents. At least the BTCC is still slated to turn up…

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