KRS
Following on BBC News web site this morning:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8015028.stm

Reading this it appears finishing the circuit revisions and getting new licence could be the least of Donington's worries.
If Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd (DVLL) can't/won't stump up their rent payable to the Wheatcroft's I'm not sure I'd want to be one of the building contractors working in the expectation of being paid! And if the lease gets revoked where does that leave things? Can't imagine the Wheatcrofts would really want to lose the potential money-stream for the circuit but who knows?
Bet BRDC are starting to rub their hands and Bernie starting to wring his.

Watch this space...... ???
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mcatlin
I suspect that if GP not at Donnington next year there won't be one. Bernie hates Silverstone with a passion and now he has the excuse he's been looking for to stop having a GP in Britain.
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scoop
It's sad but not unexpected. Getting Donington ready was always going to be a push, and the current financial climate hasn't helped. But the cynic in me has always suspected that Bernie never expected it to be ready, giving him an easy excuse for taking the British GP off the calendar...
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mcatlin
He'd rather have one in Papua New Guinea, Hawaii or New Zealand than Northamptonshire.
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pbrett
and they could run it at a time of day to suit europe whilst a monsoon lashes the circuit!!

I have heard on radio 4 that Bernie will take over the lease for Donnington and run the grand prix himself, what an arrogant little shit the man is
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KRS
Following on BBC News web site this morning - Gillett sounds rather laid back, but if he's already talking nonchalantly  in terms of a year's delay (supposedly with Bernie quite happy to wait!!!!!!!) where does this leave 2010 and Silverstone?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8049479.stm
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AstonZagato
Looks like the British GP in being permanently removed from the calendar.  Once it has lapsed in one season, there is no requirement to uphold the "tradition" or "history" of holding a British GP.  That slot can then be given to some far flung spot like Paramaluragyia, Durkahdurkistan or wherever is paying the most money.  Dark days, in my view.
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mcatlin
Bernie has said he has a long term contract with Donington and if it has to miss a year it that's ok. there is no prospect whatever of going to Silverstone next year if Donington not ready. If track not ready in 2011 be afraid...be very afraid.
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KRS
Just posted on BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8085316.stm
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pbrett
Bernie is a *&^%%^£$
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KRS
This doesn't sound like the Bernie we know and love - but if there turns out to be no GP in 2010 then maybe he's giving them absolutely nothing of value.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/8100794.stm
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mcatlin
Can someone explain to me why Kimi wasn't penalised five places  after qualifying for blocking Webber? oh, sorry he's in a Ferrari!

No point in anyone else signing up for rival series as Ferrari will only come and play if they can win all the time.
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