The first computer generated images of the proposed redevelopment at Silverstone Circuit have been unveiled today (Tuesday).
The circuit’s owners The British Racing Driver Club released the pictures showing new designs for the pit and paddock facility which would see the area moved from its current location between Woodcote and Copse to a new facility between club and Abbey.
The images show new garages, a race control building, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones and a primary paddock.
The proposals would also mean the creation of a new pit straight with reorganised entry and exit points, a reconfiguration of Club Corner and a new Abbey section.
The proposal for the new pit and paddock area is just part of a greater plan to redevelop Silverstone over the next ten years with other plans including a new manufacturer test centre, business park, extreme sport and leisure complex, two hotels, a new university campus, a ŒWelcome Centre‚ and some new homes near the circuit.
Damon Hill, President of the BRDC said: “Silverstone is a great track with a great history.
“These images are the vision of the future for Silverstone, and one we fervently hope will be realised, in order to provide a venue where all forms of motor sport can be celebrated in style, for the benefit of the competitor and spectator alike.
“This new facility, and the redevelopment at large, will help attract more business to Northamptonshire and create more jobs for local communities.
Last month the plans took a step forward after they were passed by South Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet Committee.
The home of British Motorsport is trying desperately to keep hold of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, but one other event which would benefit is the British superbike Championship which heads to the Northamptonshire circuit on the weekend of September 26-28, 2008.