F1 » Phillips: 'Brave, ballsy' new Silverstone has wow factor

Just under two years ago, Silverstone looked to have neither F1, MotoGP nor World Superbikes on its schedule. Now, it has all three - and a new 'Arena Grand Prix' layout that will, assures circuit MD Richard Phillips, 'wow' drivers, riders and fans alike

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April 30, 2010 9:26 PM

no thielke .. sounds good ...

but didn't bernie have a big problem with the infrastruture at silverstone? - are the now new (bigger) roads to the racetrac? and what about the messy (if it's raining) parking there?

but thumbs up fore rain and a great race


JOHN - Unregistered

April 30, 2010 10:45 PM

All fine and good but who is paying for all this? Sure its not Damon Hill, Jackie Stewart & Co and I doubt Bernie (Ecclestone) is not digging into HIS pockets...As for HRH, Duke of York....Now I smell snobbery here. Is it us poor taxpayers? Please god dont let me see the poor taxpayers paying for this :? :? :?

brendan - Unregistered

May 01, 2010 11:25 AM

its not good for the rest of the tracks in the country that silverstone has a monopoly of all 3 big events.

we will become a one track nation if thats the case, and that would be terrible.

SBK should be brands no question. the place rocks when it had the event in august

F1-should be at silverstone

& Moto GP at donnington, tho having never been there im not the person to judge it. but from tv it seems to work ok.

not all at one place.

MrPig - Unregistered

May 01, 2010 1:46 PM

Richard Phillips makes me laugh. What the bloody hell does he know about what makes a race track 'ballsy'. The guy has NEVER sat in a race car and I doubt he ever drove the old circuit let alone this new one.

theyank - Unregistered

May 04, 2010 6:40 AM

Watched the GT race there on the tube last weekend. Interesting layout for the GT cars, but the "brave and ballsy" description is pure, unadultered merde.

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