Extending building work is currently in progress at Silverstone to alter the existing Club circuit and add a new “Southern” alternative.
A left-hand bend near the end of the long Club straight doubles back to join the Grand Prix circuit just before the Complex, thus adding three more corners to the short circuit, which will continue to be used for racing.
Meanwhile, a long multi-cornered link between Abbey and Chapel corners creates a second short circuit option to the south. initially to be used for testing and Driving School instruction rather than racing.
The beauty of the new layout, due to be completed by April, is that both lesser track variations may be used simultaneously. The format of the main circuit is unchanged.