Donington to improve spectator facilities


The owners of Donington Park race circuit are to embark on a multi-million pound, two-year programme to make the venue more fan-friendly.

Improvements will include the construction of new spectator banks to enhance viewing across large sections of the circuit, from the Old Hairpin up to McLeans, then on to Coppice and the newly named Roberts Chicane.

The original infield had been left scarred by building work connected to the previous operator’s ill-fated attempt to bring Formula 1 to Donington in 2009.

Bob Adams, Donington’s circuit manager, said: “This is a major project for the Park and will create a fantastic viewing area. We’ll be shaping 250,000 tons of material with topsoil and new grass lawns, right across these 24 acres, to make sure they will work well as our new spectator banks.”

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