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#241730 - 4th Jul 2008 9:10pm Donington To Host F1 From 2010
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The British Grand Prix will move from Silverstone to Donington Park from 2010 as part of a new 10-year deal.

Silverstone, which had been home to the race since 1987, is owned by the British Racing Drivers' Club, who had been in talks to secure a new deal.

"We wanted a world class venue for F1, something teams and fans could be proud of," said F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

"Donington's development plans will give us exactly that, a venue to put British motorsport back on the map."

Ecclestone said he was disappointed that the government had not intervened to help the Northamptonshire venue retain the race.

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#241784 - 5th Jul 2008 12:57pm Re: Donington To Host F1 From 2010 [Re: MattLFC]
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Too Right. Silverstone is a load of Crap, The Track is flat, borin and unrewarding. The amenities there are no better than those at Angesey atm, and thats still being built.

Donington is a much more worthy track, as is Brands Hatch GP Circuit. With such awesome quality tracks in the UK, it leaves one to wonder why this decision wasnt made sooner.

Now the tracks lost its slot, watch Siverstone pump money into a rejuvenation plan, in a desperate bid to laim the F1 Back.


And if you really want to know how bad a track silverstone is, I got hit by flying pieces of track as I hung out the pitwall. The track is literally falling apart!!!
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