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Donington Park to host British Grand Prix from 2010

Donington Park

The British Grand Prix will be held at Donington Park from 2010. Donington last held a Formula One race in 1993—the European Grand Prix—won by the late Ayrton Senna. Formula One Management President Bernie Ecclestone said, “Finally the uncertainty is over. A contract has been signed with Donington Park and the future of the British Grand Prix is now secure. We wanted a world class venue for Formula One in Britain, something that the teams and British F1 fans could be proud of. The major development plans for Donington will give us exactly that. A venue that will put British motor sport back on the map.”

Simon Gillett, Donington Park CEO, was interviewed on ITV1 before today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone and said plans for the redevelopment of the track and facilities would be announced soon. He assured viewers the section from Redgate to McLean’s (see circuit map below) would remain untouched, although a new loop section was likely to be added to the infield of the track.

Donington Park

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6 replies on “Donington Park to host British Grand Prix from 2010”

How on earth will they accomplish this in two years? Funding, building, infrastructure I just can’t see it happening. Is it some form of ploy by Bernie to finally remove the British GP? Two years… the circuit has just had new pits as well which will need to be ripped down again…

You’re right. It does seem as though there is a lot of work ahead of the Donington Park team.

I read an article on the BBC Top Gear website where they reckon Bernie may be the private investor supporting Donington Park’s winning bid. The theory being he will foot the bill in a bid to finally resolve his frustrations with the BRDC. Haha, bitter? Not much!

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