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Silverstone have unveiled some new computer generated images of what the new Pit and Paddock complex may look like in the future

The pit complex will be moved from its current location between Woodcote and Copse corners to a new location between Club and Abbey.
The new design will also include new garages, a race control building, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones and a primary paddock.
The proposals also involve creating a new pit straight, with reorganised entry and exit points, a reconfiguration of Club Corner and a new Abbey section.
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.
“The British Grand Prix alone contributes over £30 million a year to the local area and it is vital that we do everything we can to maintain this income as well as the UK’s world-class expertise in high-tech engineering and R&D.
“Also, it should go without saying by now, that in order to retain the British Grand Prix we need a venue of this kind of stature, and the Grand Prix is a key element in the whole project.”

The new plans will be discussed at a South Northamptonshire Council meeting later this month with a full planning application due to be submitted soon.


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