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Donington Park, the scene of Ayrton Senna's legendary victory in 1993, could be stepping up a bid to become the new home of the British Grand Prix from 2011.

Amid news that talks between Bernie Ecclestone and Silverstone executives are not going well, the Sunday Mirror reports that Donington may be positioning to poach the Formula One race.

The newspaper, lauding the Leicestershire circuit's 'motorway links and ease of access', said talks 'are under way between local landowners' and a 'highly placed' figure of the Grand Prix world.

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Donnington would be a good replacement should we see the day that Silverstone get's removed from the racing calender. As long as there is at least 1 British GP i'll be happy.
 
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Donnington would be a good replacement should we see the day that Silverstone get's removed from the racing calender. As long as there is at least 1 British GP i'll be happy.
Trouble is that Donington needs as much work as Silverstone, maybe more. The problem is cash
 

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Hi i said the other day that i would be sad to see us loose the British GP but a move would not be a bad thing but as you say pat its more about money iam sure the fat cats will find a compromise,i hope,cheers Donald
 
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Hi i said the other day that i would be sad to see us loose the British GP but a move would not be a bad thing but as you say pat its more about money iam sure the fat cats will find a compromise,i hope,cheers Donald
I'm sure they will Don, Bernie likes the BRDC to touch forelock once in a while
 

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Donnington is a good circuit,although as Pat says,it would need a massive amount of investment to get it up to Bernies standards.The MotoGP boys complained about it,and they race just about anywhere,so I dread to think what the F1 people would think about it at the moment.

The track's not really long enough for F1 either,so it would need a new complex added to it,but I'd rather they messed about with Donny than Brands Hatch.:rolleyes:
 

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The F1 boys would sh1t their pants if they had to race at Oulton or Knockhill.:rofl:

Bring them to Thruxton......a proper fast circuit.:d
 

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Or Castle Combe....:rofl:

Is Rockingham still going or has that all fallen apart now?.I don't hear much about it now.:eek:
 
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I don't know TBH, it's been very quiet. I think you can do track days there, but I don't think that they hold any serious events.....
 

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what about a street event like monaco?
 

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Ecclestone in talks with Donington Park

:MORE @http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/68425

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has upped the pressure on Silverstone to come up with a deal to secure the future of British Grand Prix, by revealing he is also in talks with Donington Park about moving the race there.

Ecclestone and Silverstone's owners, the British Racing Drivers' Club, are in deadlock in discussions about a deal that will keep the race at the Northamptonshire track from 2010.

But with little movement on that front, Ecclestone revealed to The Times this morning that he was looking at alternative possibilities - and even claimed he would prefer it if Donington Park could put a deal together.
 
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Tilke visits Donington

F1's usual circuit designer Hermann Tilke has apparently visited Donington Park in contemplation of a major upgrade to the Leicestershire circuit.

Although derided by some, it has been claimed that the venue, scene of Ayrton Senna's legendary victory in 1993, is stepping up a bid to become the new home of the British Grand Prix if Silverstone drops off the annual F1 schedule.

Faced with the reality that Donington is in even more dire need of renovation than Silverstone, however, F1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone said last month: "I think there is more chance of Donington having the money (to do it) than the BRDC."

German designer Tilke's company Tilke GmbH, and Donington Park, did not comment on the latest rumours.


http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080701100709.shtml
 

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F1's usual circuit designer Hermann Tilke has apparently visited Donington Park in contemplation of a major upgrade to the Leicestershire circuit.


Faced with the reality that Donington is in even more dire need of renovation than Silverstone, however, F1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone said last month: "I think there is more chance of Donington having the money (to do it) than the BRDC."


:MORE @http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080701100709.shtml
That to me says it isn't about how much money it is going to cost at all then. Surely it would make sense to use the more cost effective method by doing up Silverstone rather than spending fortunes on another circuit.:confused:
 
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