F1 » Hill: British GP needs 'a little give'.


BRDC president Damon Hill has admitted that an end is in sight to talks over future of British Grand Prix, but insists Silverstone not about to plunge headlong into deal that could damage financially.

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secret donington fan - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 5:13 PM

Damon Hill, this man is a joke the BDRC is a joke all along he and them have done what ever they could to destroy any hopes of finacing the Donington project, with the dirty tricks of annoucing there profits as they did sent any last hope of investment running in all directions, and the backers who pulled out with minutes to go wonder where they got there tip off from. Whatever you may think of Simon Gillett he has tried to deliver something that no one else could of dreamt off and he had the sports intrest at heart and still does and if we lose the British GP because of the greed of Silverstone, BDRC, Damon Hill and the brain washed british motorsport fan you will be wishing luck to Dono!

noimnotgillett - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 5:41 PM

unfortunatley i have not been around for all the previous storys comments and bu**sh** but i have to agree with secretdoningtonfan.
Damon hill is so far up himself he has almost dissapeared. The BRDC may not be in it for the money but for the fact that they think there something there are not ! because there ex drivers or managers they look down on everyone else and other circuits, how come donington/mallory and many other circuits help each other or work together and silverstone dont ?
simple answer........ because they think there the best, well there wrong, they have a flat boring circuit, poor viewing areas, more vip and executive areas than any other circuit, spoilt useless *******

mark turner

October 31, 2009 6:38 PM

Bitter much.

Silverstone is a far superior to Donington. The organisation is better, the venue is far more accessable, the staff are friendlier and the facilities are infinitly better.

I accept the viewing is better at Donington, however I much prefer the atmosphere at Silverstone.

Petty jealousy about the BRDC is not helpful and only undermines your immature arguments.

Before any says anything, I am not connected with the BRDC or the circuit.

Personnally I think Damon Hill is doing a great job representing Britain's GP hopes and is far more acceptable and realistic than Gillett's idle dreams

Race1 - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 8:19 PM

Just sign the contract! Then get investment and FINALLY update the pitlane complex. 17 year deal. Suitably long term to attract post credit crunch investors. Renovation wont be anywhere near as destructive to the track as the failed Donny works have been.

Put and end to all this BS now! They've been given a lifeline they didn't have 2 weeks ago! And they still want to play hardball?

Sadly as ever, the BRDC seem to think the world owes them...

Alan D - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 9:04 PM

Some people like to knock Silverstone or the BDRC for not signing the contract, others have ago at the government for not pumping in a few hundred million. Let's not forget that F1 is rich enough to sustain itself. The problem is that the sport is not run for the benefit of the sport, it is run for the benefit of Bernie and his employers. No other sport allows its venues, competitors, and supporters to be so shamelessly exploited as F1 does. So if you want to knock someone, knock Bernie, who leaves no stone unturned in the quest to extract blood from it.

notsimongillett - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 10:27 PM

i'm sorry my opinion does not sit well with you, and i find it quite wrong that you class me as imature for having a opinion but your loss not mine !
i have met damon on many occasions and find him arrogant and up himself.
You all seem to have loss the point that silverstone have no funding, no modifications and no interest in the public. with donington at the forefront of public opinion silverstones problems have been overshadowed.
If silverstone get a lower deal than it is wrong, if donington were offered the same deal then maybe it would have been viable, but NO the silverstone followers want it there no matter what and f**k anyone else, pay the same silverstone

notsimongillett - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 10:31 PM

or get out of the running, some peaple are in it for more than " bigging themselves up " and want to make the race a event england is proud of. get out your own ****s and give it up.
You may not like my comments and you may not like my attitude ( some may call it childish ) but silverstone have had there chance, sign the same deal or F**k off !!

Alan D - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 11:33 PM

NSG, I agree that in many ways it would be wrong to be offering Silverstone more favourable terms than Donnington or any other circuit, UK or worldwide, but maybe the problem with Donington was that SG agreed to an excessively high contract compared to Silverstone to win the business. The terms Bernie offers are absurd. The circuits put up all the capital, take all the risks and Bernie gets a guaranteed income.

Paul Kirk - Unregistered

November 01, 2009 5:51 AM

Hay Guys,from this side of the world Donington & Silverstone are great, both have tradition, unlike the silly new tracks with fancy canopys & not a bump in sight, which are boring to watch with too big runoff areas & no history! What's happened to all the tracks I've followed for 50 years? Burny E has stuffed them up! The locals at many of the new tracks don't care about F1, but Burnie is getting millions from them at the expence of traditional tracks,(how bloody selfish). There should always be a British GP, & the tracks shouldn't have to pay for it! Berny's extorting millions from the tracks, but where dose that money go? It should be shared by all the teams. It's all b/shit. Ari could ha

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