The future of the British GP took another twist today when Bernie Ecclestone denied Donington’s claims that it had been given a two week extension to sort out its problems.
Circuit boss Simon Gillett released a statement yesterday claiming he had been given “another two weeks from today to further demonstrate our credentials for hosting the British Formula 1 Grand Prix and to provide full information regarding our financial backing and construction timescales”.
However, Ecclestone has said no extension has been given and the Donington Ventures Leisure Limited and that Gillett was actually in breach of contract.
“We haven't decided to give Gillett another deadline at all,” he said.
“We have informed him he is in breach of contract. The contract which we have gives him 14 days to remedy the breach. Most business contracts are like that.
"People interpret things the way they want to interpret them. It would be hard if you were standing in a court today arguing what he said was wrong.