Posts Tagged ‘Donington Park’

13 May 2009: Opinion: Now Ecclestone threatens no British GP in 2010

It looks like the fears of everyone who believes this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone could be the last for a while are a step closer to being realised.

8 May 2009: Donington regains track licence

Donington Park’s interrupted racing season can resume after safety improvements following construction made the grade and led to it being awarded a new licence.

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.

4 May 2009: F1: Is British GP protected by the Concorde Agreement?

The possibility of crucial protection for the British Grand Prix and four other classic European races to remain on F1’s calendar has emerged – courtesy of an unnamed team principal.

3 May 2009: F1: Simon Gillett finally speaks on Donington debentures

Details of the debenture scheme designed to fund upgrades at the Donington Park circuit in time for the 2010 British Grand Prix have finally been made public – 10 months after the plan was first announced.

29 Apr 2009: F1: Mandelson leans on Ecclestone over British GP – and other stories

Here’s some further reading for those of you following the fate of the 2010 British Grand Prix – things have really been kicking off today under cover of the McLaren penalty. Is Bernie really now the race promoter…?

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…

25 Apr 2009: Opinion: why there’s more to racing than marble and gold taps

Anyone watching qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix was advised to do so on an empty stomach – or risk extreme nausea from all the hype about the facilities and the hero-worship of the region’s money.

 
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