Silverstone renovations due to be completed in late March (+ pics)

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The organizers of the British Grand Prix have announced their plans for the completion of the new Northamptonshire circuit which will host the 2010 event, due to the Donington circuit failing to make it's updates a reality in time. The renovations to the track layout and spectator facilities are expected to finish late this March, months ahead of the 09-11 July GP date.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said, “Work on the circuit and venue is on schedule. The team has been working around the clock, through some pretty terrible weather conditions, to make sure the circuit is ready on time. The track works at Brooklands and Woodcote are now complete, including the new run-off area for the fast entry into Pits Straight, while the major new development – the new section of circuit from Abbey, up to the Arena Complex and round to the National Straight – is also coming along nicely.“

“There is still a considerable amount of work going on at Silverstone, including the new elevated banks and spectator viewing areas, which will continue beyond March. Conference and hospitality buildings are also being built on the new Stowe Complex.”

Conference and hospitality buildings at the new Stowe Complex

New Arena Complex

Woodcote and the Brooklands Complex