F1 supremo suggests Silverstone and Donington share British Grand Prix
20 July 2009

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Donington Park and Silverstone could end up sharing the British Grand Prix in the future.

With Donington Park facing a race against time to raise the £80 million it needs to upgrade its facilities, Ecclestone has suggested Sunday that Silverstone could step into the breach.

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Ecclestone told the Independent on Sunday, "If they don't do it, Donington will get together with Silverstone. If Silverstone do all the things they promised me they are going to do, we are going to be at Silverstone."

Ecclestone's comments come almost a month after he and FIA president Max Mosley dropped firm hints about Silverstone being given a British GP reprieve.

But Damon Hill, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone, said, "I am not in favour of rotating it. I think it's an insult. It's another absurd step to try and squeeze as much profit and as much benefit for the commercial rights holder. It's not a long-term strategy.

"I'm in favour of the contract for the British Grand Prix being negotiated with Silverstone because I don't believe that the Donington project is viable."

Alan Henry blog - Full marks to Damon Hill

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