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Donington Park suffers more setbacks - Another circuit struggling with more money troubles

Published by Christine

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Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 23rd April.

We’ve been watching the progress of the Donington Park circuit closely and things have taken a turn for the worse. Legal proceedings have been issued against Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd, the company that lease the track. Owners Wheatcroft & Son say that they are owed almost £2.5 million in rent since September 2008.

Meanwhile, Prodrive have popped their heads up again and boss Dave Richards has said 2010 might be the right time to join F1. He’s always maintained that he’d be interested in returning when the costs and rules suited him. Apparently that is next season. Although he could also be jumping on the bandwagon with USGP and Lola to grab a couple of headlines. Cynical, me?

Finally, in KERS news, Räikkönen won’t be running the device in Free Practice tomorrow whilst Massa will, so the team can compare the two. And BMW are expecting to run both cars with KERS through the whole weekend, so Kubica better start to like it.

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