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Bernie Ecclestone Confirms No Donington Formula One Race: Hope for Silverstone

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed what was plainly obvious to all: There will not be a British Grand Prix at Donington Park in 2010.   What may be considered real news is that Bernie seems to have ratcheted back the anti-British GP and anti-Silverstone rhetoric. At least, we can hope there is some softening. As F1B has been following, the Donington backers were unable to secure the £135 million it needed to update the facility and put on the race. Attempts to raise the money via a bond sale failed—and they failed spectacularly. The BBC is among those reporting the news today:
“There’s no Donington,” said Ecclestone at the new Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi ahead of the final race of 2009. The proposed move from Silverstone to Do...

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