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Silverstone plans for future rainy days

He was confident that the highly publicised problems wouldn't cause fans to turn their back on the British Grand Prix in the future.

"Even on Friday we sold £40,000 of tickets for next year," he revealed.

At least Silverstone dodged criticism from Bernie Ecclestone, usually one of the venue's quickest detractors but who this weekend spoke out firmly in support of all the efforts that had been made to cope with the situation, as well as the investment over the last few years in improving road access, a new track layout and a brand new pits and paddock complex.

"Honestly I don't think anyone expected the amount of rain we had," Ecclestone said. "You might as well say why didn't the councils in all these different places throughout England do something?

"I looked on the TV and saw the places flooded, the houses flooded, shops flooded, people abandoning cars. I didn't expect to see that either."




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mrfill

July 09, 2012 2:25 PM

"These are very expensive places to run and having someone come in with some extra cash would be fantastic. It would enable us to do better things," Its not like the BRDC is short of some seriously rich people although they are clearly happier for the plebs to finance their club.

Keefypee - Unregistered

July 09, 2012 8:01 PM

Maybe Mr. Ecclestone should appear on the TV program, 'Back to the Floor'. Then he might appreciate that some of his company's money should be spent on circuit improvements!



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