Silverstone unveils images of new pits 

Written by David on March 04th, 2008 at 5:50 pmLast Update: March 04th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

SilverstoneThe British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) has unveiled today the first computer generated images of the proposals to redevelop Silverstone’s Circuit pits and paddocks. Under current proposals the pits and paddocks would be moved from their current location between Woodcote and Copse to a new location between Club and Abbey. The new complex will include new garages, a race control building, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones and a primary paddock. Also a new pit straight will be created, with reorganized entry and exit points, along with a reconfiguration of Club Corner and a new Abbey section.


BRDC President, Damon Hill, said: “Silverstone is a great track with a great history. These images are the vision of the future for Silverstone, and one we fervently hope will be realized, in order to provide a venue where all forms of motor sport can be celebrated in style, for the benefit of the competitor and spectator alike. This new facility, and the redevelopment at large, will help attract more business to Northamptonshire and create more jobs for local communities. The British Grand Prix alone contributes over £30 million a year to the local area and it is vital that we do everything we can to maintain this income as well as the UK’s world class expertise in high tech engineering and R&D. Also, it should go without saying by now, that in order to retain the British Grand Prix we need a venue of this kind of stature, and the Grand Prix is a key element in the whole project.”


Managing Director of Silverstone Circuit, Richard Phillips, said: “The Pit and Paddock is the first stage in delivering a new mix of facilities at the track that will bring it into the 21st Century. Our intention is to transform Silverstone into a world leading centre for education, business, leisure and technology. This will ensure Silverstone becomes a showcase for British motorsport, rivalling other great sporting venues like Wembley, Wimbledon and Twickenham. It is vital that we continue to diversify as a business to make sure that the UK remains at the forefront of the motorsport industry. As the iconic building on the circuit, the new Pit and Paddock complex will confirm our status as a global leader and will be something that everyone in the UK can be proud of.”

source: BRDC 

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