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May 1st, 2013
British Grand Prix bosses have promised fans that they have done all they can to try and ensure there is no repeat of the weather-affected troubles that hit last year’s race. But they admitted on Thursday that it may take more success from Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button to secure a race-day sellout again. Silverstone had to deter fans from attending qualifying at the 2012 British GP after freak weather conditions flooded car parks and campsites
September 12th, 2012
MotorSport Vision, promoters of the FIA Formula 2 championship , have launched a new junior single seater series in conjunction with the British Racing Drivers’ Club. The UK-based category, titled the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, will run for the first time in 2013
August 18th, 2012
Mike Hewland, founder of the Hewland Engineering company that became synonymous with motorsport transmission technology, has died at the age of 89.
July 8th, 2012
British Grand Prix chiefs will take on board the lessons from the traffic and parking problems that have overshadowed the Silverstone weekend, and ensure there is no repeat if the event is hit by such bad weather in the future. That is the view of Mercedes chiefs Ross Brawn and Norbert Haug, who believe that race organisers did all they could under difficult circumstances to try and ensure that trouble was minimised after car parks and campsites became waterlogged
July 7th, 2012
Derek Warwick, the president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club that owns Silverstone, has asked for fans to be ‘patient’ in the wake of the weather problems that have overshadowed the British Grand Prix weekend. With waterlogged campsites and car parks leading to a breakdown of the traffic system on Friday, Silverstone advised fans with normal parking tickets to stay away from the venue for qualifying day in a bid to ensure that race day could be got through without major trouble. The traffic problems have left Silverstone facing intense criticisms about its lack of contingency planning for the conditions, but Warwick reckons the venue did all it could – and could never have predicted the record-levels of rain that hit the venue earlier this week
May 3rd, 2012
Silverstone’s owner, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, is to expand its hunt for investors as it bids to realise its ambitious plans for the future. With the circuit having secured a long-term deal for the British Grand Prix, the BRDC now wants to ramp up development of its 760-acre site to turn it into a leisure and business complex.
March 22nd, 2012
Super Nova International has confirmed that Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Victor Guerin will remain with the Norfolk team for the remainder of the Auto GP World Series.
October 17th, 2011
Dan Wheldon was one of the ‘great talents of his generation’ according to British Racing Drivers’ Club president Derek Warwick. Wheldon was killed after suffering injuries in an accident during the early stages of the IndyCar Series finale at Las Vegas on Sunday.
September 19th, 2011
Formula 1 chiefs need to do more to look after the interests of race promoters, claims former world champion Damon Hill, as tracks struggle to juggle the finances of hosting grands prix. Hill has first-hand experience of the difficulties that race organisers face through his experience as the president of Silverstone’s owner the British Racing Drivers’ Club. He stepped down from that role recently.
September 15th, 2011
Jason Plato has been appointed to the board of directors of the British Racing Drivers’ Club. Plato, who broke the British Touring Car Championship’s all-time wins record earlier this year, said he was honoured to be voted onto the board
August 25th, 2011
Derek Warwick has been elected as president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, succeeding Damon Hill, who announced earlier this year that he was to step down from the role. Warwick, who started 147 Formula 1 grands prix and won both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Sportscar Championship as a driver, was confirmed in the role at the BRDC’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday
August 12th, 2011
Silverstone has submitted its outline planning application for the ambitious development schme to continue to safeguard the future of the circuit. The application, submitted to the to Aylesbury Vale District Council and South Northants District Council, includes business and technology parks, three hotels, an education campus, and ancillary retail and spectator facilities including a museum of motorsport. According to Silverstone, the development plan will create around 8,400 permanent jobs in the firms and activities attracted to the site, plus an average of around 550 construction jobs per year throughout the development phase
July 7th, 2011
Silverstone bosses hope to sign off plans for a major redevelopment plan of the home of the British Grand Prix on Friday, as they continue a push to find investors. With the second phase of Silverstone’s redevelopment – focused around the new £28 million ‘wing’ pits and paddock complex – now complete, attention is shifting to a wider update that will include hotels, a new kart track, music arenas, car showrooms and experience centres. The board of Silverstone Circuit hopes to approve the scheme at a meeting ahead of the British Grand Prix, before it is then sent to the local authorities over the next few weeks for approval.
June 7th, 2011
Former world champion Damon Hill is to step down as President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, after five years in the role. Having played a key part in helping secure the long-term future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the track which is owned by the BRDC, Hill believes it is now time to step aside so he can focus more on his personal interests. He will officially relinquish his position at the club’s Annual General Meeting on August 25.
March 25th, 2011
Oliver Gavin will run a marathon of his own in Long Beach as he cannot take part in this year’s London Marathon due to the clashing American Le Mans Series race on the Californian street track. The Corvette racer was the best-placed of the group of British Racing Drivers’ Club drivers who contested last year’s London Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity.
February 10th, 2011
Silverstone’s owner, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), is on the look out for investors to help it realise the full potential of the track amid its current redevelopment. With the new pit and paddock complex due to be finished in the next few months, the BRDC is hoping to find backers to invest in further facilities at the venue.
December 5th, 2010
Sir Jackie Stewart is the recipient of a Gregor Grant Award at the AUTOSPORT Awards in recognition of his lifetime achievements in motorsport. The three-time Formula 1 World Champion collected his award from another title winner, Damon Hill, the man who succeeded him as president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club. “I knew Gregor, another Scot and a great storyteller,well, so to get this award is an honour,” said Stewart
September 8th, 2010
Former world champion Damon Hill hopes that the FIA World Motor Sport Council refrains from giving Ferrari a hefty penalty for its alleged use of team orders in the German Grand Prix when the governing body considers the matter today. Ferrari was fined $100,000 by the Hockenheim stewards, who adjudged that article 39.1 – the rule prohibiting team orders – had been breached when Felipe Massa slowed to allow Fernando Alonso to take the lead, having been informed over the radio that his team-mate was faster than him.
August 25th, 2009
Silverstone has opened the door on future commercial investment that could help it get the British Grand Prix back, following a meeting of its owners at the track on Tuesday. The British Racing’s Drivers’ Club has owned Silverstone since 1971 and today it agreed to grant its Board the powers to approve offers of investment in the track and its surrounding land. The only proviso on taking such investment is that it is beneficial to both motor sport and the club.