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Donington Misses Another Deadline To Host British Grand Prix

Media speculation is rife that Donington Park has failed to meet the extended deadline to come up with the cash to guarantee the 2010 British Grand Prix. Formula One’s commercial rights holder, Bernie Ecclestone, will wait until Monday before making a decision on whether to prolong the agony for Donington Venture Leisure’s Simon Gillett in his attempts to raise £100m to upgrade the circuit before July, or to offer the race to Silverstone. In a move, possibly born out of frustration with the Northamptonshire circuit, Ecclestone awarded a 17-year deal to Donington from 2010, however, that circuit requires massive immediate upgrades to even allow an F1 race to go ahead, something that seems beyond the circuit owners, hampered by the globa...

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