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."