Posts Tagged ‘British Grand Prix’

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.

8 Feb 2009: F1: Former Donington partner sues for £150,000

Donington Park is being sued by a former partner in the business for reported damages of up to £150,000. Lee Gill, who left the circuit’s management in September, has filed court papers claiming he was dismissed from his post unfairly.

7 Feb 2009: F1: Mosley reveals British GP watching brief

The FIA could step in to secure the future of the British Grand Prix if it runs into trouble in 2010, according to a recent statement from its president Max Mosley. The only thing is, it might choose not to interfere. And, if it did, Bernie Ecclestone might not listen.

15 Jan 2009: Over the white line: put a quid or two on Felipe…

Massa has proved he is superb racer who pulled a cracking 2008 season out of the hat to become Ferrari’s lead driver against all expectations. He could do with a clean slate this year, without Bernie stirring things.

8 Jan 2009: Donington gets approval – conditional on traffic scheme

The redevelopment of Donington Park in a quest to be ready to host the 2010 British Grand Prix has cleared a significant hurdle by being granted planning permission – but the event could still be halted if its transport strategy doesn’t pass muster.

1 Jan 2009: British GP: East Midlands Airport the key?

Interesting times in the continuing quest by Donington Park to be ready to host the British Grand Prix in 2010 – will the neighbouring airport prove to be a bigger issue than planning or transport, as its radar interferes with TV communications?

28 Nov 2008: British GP: ‘We have the time and the money’

Construction of the new grand prix-worthy circuit at Donington Park is set to take nine months and has finance in place, according to the venue’s CEO Simon Gillett. He has also revealed that the circuit plans to deal with potential congestion problems on the race weekend by banning cars.

20 Nov 2008: F1: Donington ‘not getting involved’ with fans’ concerns

Does the Donington Park planning delay matter? Probably no, not much – but what matter an awful lot more are the attitudes revealed in these latest exchanges.

 
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