Donington appoints new developers

Donington Park has taken another step towards hosting the British Grand Prix in 2010 after the confirmation that the circuit has appointed Jayne McGivern’s Red Grouse Properties to head up the upgrade of the circuit.

McGivern, a former chief executive of the UK arm of Multiplex, will now be responsible for bringing the East Midlands track up to Formula One standard, a task that Donnington are confident will be completed under her leadership.

“We have recently appointed Jayne McGivern’s company Red Grouse Properties to lead the construction project for the 2010 Formula 1 Grand Prix,” said a Donington Park statement.

“Jayne is a highly respected businesswoman who is credited with turning around the Wembley project and was heavily involved in the purchasing of the Millenium Dome from the government to convert it into the 02 Arena.

“Her appointment is a further signal of Donington Park’s strong commitment to delivering a high quality, fan-friendly Formula 1 event for the next 17 years, for which we hold the contract.

“Jayne will ensure that all of the new work on site is completed in a timely manner and to the highest standards.”