Donington Park Circuit, Castle Donington, Derby UK to host British Formula 1 Grand Prix - 2010 until 2026
Further my blog rumour report of almost a year ago, Happy Camping - Donington Park wins British F1 GP 2010, today, just a week before the FINAL GP at Silverstone Circuit, it was officially announced that Donington Park Circuit in Derby UK has secured a contract to host the the great race for a 17 year period begining 2010. Hooray!
What a boon for the British Sports Tourism Industry. WIth an airport near by, East Midlands, easy access and beautiful Nottingham just a stone's throw away, and Robin Hood's old stamping ground providing the surrounds, I'm positive certain many many more international tourists will be tempted to enjoy a day (perhaps even a civilized weekend) at the races. For motorsport campers there is much to celebrate as well. Finally modern Formula 1 fans will see what MotoGP and World Superbike fans have known for years and have the opportunity to view the world class Donington Grand Prix Collection Motorsports Museum (pic) at the track entry. Donington Rocks!
As for Silverstone, animal activists rejoice, the sheep can have their paddock back, and jolly old England is about 27 steps closer to becoming an egalitarian society.
Godspeed on all your motorsports travels,
Cvetko Ostroznik - grandprixcities.com
- Donington Park Travel Guide - Derby, UK
- Hotels near Donington Park Circuit
- Hotels near East Midlands Airport EMA and all major British Airports - via hotels near the airport.com
- Hotels in Derby UK + hotels search at city hotels index.com
- past blog about hotels near Donington Park
- F1 Formula One Racing Dates Travel Results at grand prix cities.com
- World Superbike Dates. Donington hosts a round of the W-SBK Superbike on June 28, 2009.
- MotoGP Dates: Donington hosts a round of the MotoGP World Championship July 26, 2009
- Current Major Motorsports Dates Worldwide at hotels near big ticket venues.com - updated weekly
- Grand Prix Tickets via the ticket store at Hotels near big ticket venues.com
For this coming weekend's last Grand Prix at Silverstone:
- Motorsport Travel Dates June 2009
- Silverstone Circuit Northants UK Guide with info about camping, directions, and other handy tips collected through years of sitting in traffic.
- Hotels near Silverstone Circuit - there are still many available "near" the track for this Sunday's race. Milton Keynes / Northampton, UK.
- Past Blog about Silverstone Hotels