Posts Tagged ‘Donington Park’

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: 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.

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.

13 Feb 2009: Over the white line: Footballers avoid the Hamilton treatment in Seville

In a news-packed week when Formula One and several other racing series began gearing up for the start of their new season, the main item to catch our eye was football-related. But bear with us.

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.

6 Feb 2009: Over the white line: ITV F1 refuses to go quietly

This week we were pleased to find ourselves being followed on Twitter by ITV F1. This is not to claim we’ve had a rare experience, or that we are special little flowers. But it does make us glad to see that the team is refusing to go quietly.

29 Jan 2009: SLF: Game on for 2009

Superleague Formula, the racing series featuring teams based on football clubs that ran its maiden season in 2008, has announced this year’s calendar.

23 Jan 2009: Over the white line: Ben Collins is still The Stig…

What we’d really like to know is, if Ben Collins (aka The Stig) was a stunt driver on recent Bond film A Quantum of Solace, how many Aston Martins does he have on his conscience?

 
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