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Simon Gillett still confident on Donington // Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd haven't given up yet

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This is F1Minute for the 3rd May 2009.

Donington Park has hit the headlines once again as the owner of Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd has to face the local council again next week in a bid to extend his hopes of keeping the British GP. Although the council issue is to do with paperwork and red tape, there is still the very real problem of funding facing the event as well.

However, Simon Gillett, the owner in question, is adamant it’s going to happen. In fact, he says Britain are a lot of doubters, and if he could, he’d make money that way. “The best way to fund my business, I’ve found, is to get a pound from everyone who thinks we will not have a grand prix here. I could fund Donington’s rebuild a thousand times over.”

Finally, it’s a quiet day in F1 news, so I had a look back at what we were talking about this time last year, and on the 5th May 2008, we learnt Super Aguri had been denied access to the Istanbul circuit, as Honda were moments away from pulling out. If only we’d known what was to come!

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow for another F1Minute.