Posted on May 17, 2011

The British Racing Drivers’ Club today unveiled its £27 million new “Wing” – a state of the art pit building which puts the circuit on a par with most Grand Prix venues around the world. The Wing is the culmination of a painfully long and drawn out process stretching back over a decade with Bernie Ecclestone pressuring the BRDC to improve its facilities and the club making cautious steps so as to avoid financial ruin. Ecclestone was not present at today’s opening by HRH The Duke of Kent, but he sent a message, saying that the facilities set Silverstone up More…

Posted on July 9, 2010

This weekend the F1 cars will be racing on the new Silverstone circuit, which has undergone a significant upgrade. The second half of the lap is now quite different and the architects have added a thrilling new section at Farm/Abbey and two new potential overtaking places at Village/Loop and Brooklands. Here in this exclusive JA on F1 interview, senior architect John Rhodes explains the brief and the man who drew the new circuit, Drew McDonald, talks us through the a plan of the changes and where he expects the action to be.

Posted on July 8, 2010

Here is a video I posted in early May when Martin and I did a shoot day up at the new Silverstone circuit. For those who missed it then, it is an in depth look at the new corners on the revised Silverstone circuit. We look closely at what has been lost, such as the classic Bridge corner, and what as been gained. See if you agree with our views. Let us know yours.

Posted on April 29, 2010

Today I had the unique opportunity to drive around the new Silverstone circuit as a passenger in a 2 seater with my old friend and sparring partner Martin Brundle at the wheel. It was drizzling and quite greasy when we were out there, but you still get a feel for the flow of the track and the exciting new sequence of corners, starting with the astonishing new Abbey curve. This video is the first onboard lap showing the new corners at racing speeds, with a live commentary for JA on F1 users by Martin himself. Early next week you will More…

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