Silverstone “Arena” almost ready

The modifications to the grand prix circuit at Silverstone are almost finished, says Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips.

“Work on the circuit and venue is on schedule,” he told Autosport.

“The team has been working around the clock, through some pretty terrible weather conditions, to make sure the circuit is ready on time.

“The track works at Brooklands and Woodcote are now complete, including the new run-off area for the fast entry into Pits Straight, while the major new development – the new section of circuit from Abbey, up to the Arena Complex and round to the National Straight is also coming along nicely.”

Phillips added that the work on the spectator areas, as opposed to the track itself, would continue for some time.

“There is still a considerable amount of work going on at Silverstone, including the new elevated banks and spectator viewing areas, which will continue beyond March. Conference and hospitality buildings are also being built on the new Stowe Complex.”