Articles tagged Nicola Foulston

Page 30 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, July 1999

Brands Hatch vs Silverstone - where should the Grand Prix go?

The battle for Britain's round of the Formula One World Championship intensifies by the week. Marcus Simmons steps back from the hype to find out which track stakes a better claim. "The only thing that would make Brands Hatch compatible with the Grand Prix cars of today would be to put the coordinates for NATO aircraft right in the centre of it, bomb it and start all over again." Derek Warwick is...

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HESKETH RESIGNS AS BRDC ARGUMENTS RUMBLE ON

HESKETH RESIGNS AS BRDC ARGUMENTS RUMBLE ON CONTINU I I) AN( 'F Al' THE BRITISI I Racing Drivers' Club. Hot on the heels of the surprise resignation of the club's President, Lord Hesketh, comes news of further dissent among the ordinary rank-and-file members. Hesketh resigned the presidency in October after failing to come to agreement with the BRDC board over the restructuring of the club...

Page 5 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, November 1999

BRIT GP STAYS AT HOME

BRIT GP STAYS AT HOME NEWSPAPER SUGGESTIONS "ITIAT BRANDS Hatch was prepared to move the British Grand Prix outside Britain if planning permission to redevelop the Kent venue for the 2002 race is not granted have been vehemently denied by chief executive Nicola Foulston. Having won the right to stage our round of the World Championship, Foulston has since withdrawn her bid to buy Silverstone home...

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Sidetracked with Ed Foster

Change afoot for bend at Brands? Jonathan Palmer’s vision is to improve overtaking at a corner that is ‘not a classic’ Not many people like change, especially when it involves something they have loved for many years. Formula 1 moving away from Europe, smaller engines in 2014 and the ‘push-to-pass’ DRS: there are plenty of people who are strongly against all of them. It seems there are also...

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British tracks to keep on racing

The motorsport futures of four major British motor racing tracks have been secured in a deal worth an estimated £30 million. The new owner of Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton is MotorSport Vision Ltd (MSV), a company created by ex Formula One star Dr Jonathan Palmer and two businessmen/enthusiasts, Peter Ogden and John Britten. Britten is a former MG and Morgan racer who...

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Brands fan

Sir, When choosing the right venue for a Grand Prix, only one factor should be considered: does it provide ample viewing for the spectator? All other factors are a moot point, as no circuit should be considered if it isn't safe enough, capable of providing parking facilities, and so on. If Nicola Foulston can provide the above, it comes down to a straight fight between Brands Hatch and...

Page 52 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1993

Feats of endurance

Sports car racing? What on earth's happened to it?" The question has been asked a thousand times in the past few months, and it's difficult to answer. "Not a lot," is the brief response, but there are undercurrents of movement which will give would-be competitors the choice of following the FIA's line, or the ACO's, in 1994. Le Mans is the engine of endurance racing, and always has been despite...

Page 6 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 1999

BRDC members reject initial Silverstone sale

The British Racing Drivers Club members rejected the idea of selling Silverstone at its annual general meeting on April 30, but have voted in favour of a commercial restructuring. Despite this apparent rejection, Nicola Foulston's Brands Hatch Leisure Group is pressing ahead with proposals for a full takeover. Part of this package is likely to win the vote of less pecunious members with very...

Page 15 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 2013

Silverstone cash boost

Lease deal safeguards future of British GP’s home The British Racing Drivers' Club is set to hand over the running of Silverstone circuit on a long-term lease to an unspecified bidder — and details could be announced as early as the beginning of October. The BRDC board is aiming to announce the deal, which is in the final stages of negotiation, to its members at its annual general meeting on...

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Silverstone chief - British GP deal just "too risky"

Silverstone believes Brands Hatch will most certainly end up making a loss over its deal to stage the British Grand Prix from 2002 until 2006. Talking exclusively to MOTOR SPORT, Silverstone chief executive Denys Rohan explained that his circuit turned down a similar offer from Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone because it was "too risky". "A contract is about risk and reward," he added, "and...

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