Donington plans for 2010 Grand Prix submitted

Proposed alterations to Donington Park, which from 2010 will be the new home of the British Grand Prix, have been submitted.

According to the BBC, planning officials have been informed that Donington’s owners want to make substantial changes to the race circuit, with a new pit and paddock area pencilled in.

A redesigned first section of the circuit could feature a new, long left-hand turn and hairpin following the tight first Melbourne turn.

Designs of new race control buildings, a media centre, hospitality suites and service roads have also been drawn.

Donington hosted the 1993 British Grand Prix which was won by the late, great Ayrton Senna.

Donington owner Simon Gillett, reacting to critics who say he will struggle to raise the capital needed to fund the changes by 2010, was quoted by the BBC as saying: "They’ll see when buildings come out of the ground and cars turn up on the grid."

Written by James Christie

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