Silverstone has taken the first steps towards kicking off its redevelopment plans after unveiling the proposals that it hopes will secure its place on the Formula 1 calendar for the long-term.

The documents, released on the South Northamptonshire Council website, show exactly how the BRDC plans to upgrade the venue to ensure it can compete with the various new circuits being introduced into Formula 1 - with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone having stated on more than one occasion that Silverstone needed to be redeveloped to guarantee its place in the sport.

Under the plans, the circuit will undergo a series of changes that include the creation of at least two new hotels and further extension of the technology and business park already in place.

A new Silverstone Hub and welcome centre would include grandstands and museums while new educational facilities would be created to serve a variety of purposes - with on-site accommodation on a dedicated campus.

A range of other leisure facilities are included in the plans, although the layout of the famous circuit itself will remain the same - with the only significant change being that possibility that the pit and paddock complex could be moved away from its current location.

While the position between Woodcote and Copse remains an option, the other possibility is to locate it on the run from Club to Abbey - which would put it opposite the new hub and welcome centre.

The proposals can be found by clicking HERE.



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