Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010

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The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ??5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and … Continue reading Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010

Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures)

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Silverstone has begun work to build the new “Arena” circuit which it intends to use for this year’s British Grand Prix. The grandstands opposite the pits have been knocked down and several bridges have also been removed as the circuit’s remodelling begins. These stands will be re-constructed in time for this year’s race and the … Continue reading Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures)

Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures)

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Silverstone intends to use a new track layout for the 2010 British Grand Prix. The new circuit will include most of Silverstone’s signature high-speed bends such as Copse, Maggotts, Becketts and Stowe, but not the high-speed Bridge corner. But a circuit spokesperson told F1 Fanatic he expected the new circuit to be “equally, if not … Continue reading Silverstone to use “more exciting” Moto GP track for 2010 F1 race (Pictures)

2010 British Grand Prix deal done (updated)

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Alan Henry claims on the Guardian’s website that the British Grand Prix will be on the 2010 F1 calendar and stay there until 2014. The story claims a five-year deal with Silverstone to host the British Grand Prix has been struck and will be announced tomorrow. That would coincide with the race-holding British Racing Drivers’ … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix deal done (updated)

Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

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Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do … Continue reading Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?

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Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline … Continue reading Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back?

Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

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Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

The state of the 2010 F1 calendar

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With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar

Silverstone’s 2010 layout (Pictures)

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Silverstone has revealed the changes it intends to make to its Grand Prix circuit after hosting its last F1 race in June this year. As the Northamptonshire track has lost the British Grand Prix to Donington Park, it has taken the British round of the Moto GP championship from its Leicestershire rival. Part of the … Continue reading Silverstone’s 2010 layout (Pictures)

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