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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 23 Jul 2008, 23:26  
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shame, cant c donnington coming up with the goods like silverstone did...
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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2008, 00:10  
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The first British grand prix, and in fact the first F1 GP ever was held at Aintree, not Silverstone!


And I'd hate to see Donnington Park be completely changed. I hope to drive on it before they redevelop it

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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2008, 11:59  
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Hope they dont modify the track too much.Its a great track as it is.
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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2008, 16:42  
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i think they'll modify the dunlop bridge into the bridgestone bridge or something :D

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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2008, 17:40  
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The track does need some facelift in terms of facilities and not the track course ...
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which layouts will they use?
that one with the Melbourne Hairpin or the other one?

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PostPosted: 06 Aug 2008, 11:14  
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i think they said, that they would use the layout WITH the Melbourne Hairpin

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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 06 Aug 2008, 20:41  
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sweet16 wrote:
The first British grand prix, and in fact the first F1 GP ever was held at Aintree, not Silverstone!


And I'd hate to see Donnington Park be completely changed. I hope to drive on it before they redevelop it


No it wasn't. The first F1 Grand Prix and the first British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone in 1950. The first Grand Prix and F1 Grand Prix held at Aintree was in 1954. The first Grand Prix held in Britain was at Brooklands in 1926.

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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2008, 07:43  
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I'm not happy about that,for me silverstone is better,at least overtaking is possible not like donington which is made,in my opinion for bikes.
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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
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Donington Park Already In Trouble?

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/70322
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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 16:02  
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Im more fond of it cos its closer to me so I can go down :p

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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 14 Sep 2008, 06:02  
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just thing having been in both silverstone is a much better circuit in terms of racing, i don't know what is the idea around it, but the could switch like they do in germany. but lots of politcs is involve there.
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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 14 Sep 2008, 06:07  
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I really doubt Donington will be ready in time, even if they start digging it up now, it won’t be ready for 2010.
Donington will have to pour loads of money in improving the circuit, got to have a new pit complex, and grand stand seating for fans.


I watched the Superleague Formula race on TV and you could see mud everywhere behind the craner curves and lots of diggers, so they're doing something

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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2009, 21:10  
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Plans for a £100m revamp of Donington Park, the new home of the British Grand Prix from 2010, have been approved.
North West Leicestershire District Council granted planning permission for the scheme at a meeting on Thursday.
Work can now start on a raft of improvements to the circuit, including track alterations, a new pit area, a club house and temporary grandstands.
Donington Park inherits the Formula One race from Silverstone in a 10-year agreement beginning next year.
Silverstone, in Northamptonshire, has been home to the British Grand Prix since 1987, but Donington Park, just south of Derby, was awarded the contract for the next decade last July.

"We wanted a world class venue for F1, something teams and fans could be proud of," F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said at the time.
"Donington's development plans will give us exactly that, a venue to put British motorsport back on the map."
Now the plans have been passed, Donington owner Simon Gillett has 17 months to raise the money needed to finance the scheme and put it into action.
But he told BBC Sport his team was "confident about all aspects of the project" and would complete the work "to a high standard" ahead of the British Grand Prix in July 2010.
Last month, Gillett dismissed suggestions he would struggle to find the money to implement his plans in the current economic climate.
"They'll see when buildings come out of the ground and cars turn up on the grid," he said.

"If they still want to sit at home not believing me, that's their prerogative. To be honest, I love the scepticism. It's what motivates me.
"The more the experts tell me it won't happen, the more I seem to achieve. I feed off it.
"It doesn't concern me at all. I have my goals and I know they're realistic."
The facilities promised to Ecclestone ahead of the 2010 British Grand Prix include a substantial renovation of the circuit itself.
A new pit and paddock area is also planned, as are new race control buildings and a media centre, plus hospitality suites and new service roads.
The revamped track is set to include a tightening of Coppice, which becomes the final bend before the pit straight, and a redesigned first sector incorporating a new, long left-hand turn and hairpin following the fierce first Melbourne turn.
The planning application suggested development work to form and widen access tunnels would begin immediately, with the club house reaching completion in June 2010, leaving the finest of margins for delay.
The decision to grant planning permission was unanimous and followed the recommendation of North West Leicestershire District Council's director of the environment.

The committee was asked to consider the impact of traffic and noise on the nearby villages of Aston, Barrow, Kings Newton, Isley Walton and Melbourne, and the 13th-century Swarkestone Bridge.
The Donington track has only once previously hosted a Formula One event, when Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna drove to a famous victory in the European Grand Prix at the circuit in 1993.

What are they going to do?

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* Track to be widened, Coppice corner tightened, new complex after first corner (shown above)
* New pit and paddock area, hospitality suites and club house
* Temporary grandstands for British Grand Prix with parking very limited at circuit, public transport encouraged
*Subject to approval, development to begin in January 2009 and finish in June 2010
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 Post subject: Re: Donington to host 2010 British Grand Prix!
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2009, 12:55  
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Here is a simulation lap around the 2010 dinington park circuit.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7886964.stm
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