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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.

28 Apr 2009: F1: Silverstone redeemed from ninth circle of hell

So, the signs are that, despite all his erstwhile fulminations against Silverstone, Bernie Ecclestone is beginning to soften very, very slightly towards the idea of future grands prix there.

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…

23 Apr 2009: British GP doomed as Wheatcroft sues Gillett for return of Donington lease?

The death-blow to Donington Park’s hopes of staging the British Grand Prix may have been struck today – by circuit owner Tom Wheatcroft, suing Simon Gillett’s company for nearly £2.5 million in unpaid rent.

16 Apr 2009: Britain loses the Race of Champions

The Race of Champions event, held at Wembley for the last two years, is taking a trip to China in November.

16 Apr 2009: Donington out of action for five weeks over safety issues

Talks with British motorsport regulators have so far failed to provide a resolution to safety issues at the Donington Park racetrack following work to upgrade its facilities to F1 standards.

16 Mar 2009: Silverstone Half Marathon: Up the Hanger Straight on foot

Silverstone played host to a different sort of racing line-up on Sunday as more than 8000 runners pounded around the historic circuit. Brits on Pole contributor Scott McCarthy was among them – and he did rather well…

14 Mar 2009: F1: Is British GP safe even if Donington does deliver?

Bernie Ecclestone has appeared to cast doubt over the future of the British Grand Prix even if Donington Park delivers on its promise to have a F1-worthy track ready by next summer.

17 Feb 2009: F1: Silverstone is going out in style

Silverstone will be sending the British Grand Prix off in style in its 60th year – the circuit has announced that, with four months still to go, the venue is on course for a capacity crowd.

11 Feb 2009: F1: Questions grow over Donington’s finances

Concerns about the ability of Donington Park to stage the British Grand Prix in 2010 are growing exponentially this morning with indications that track owner Tom Wheatcroft may have lost faith in the company behind the bid.

 
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