F1 champs praise new complex at Silverstone

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RED Bull Racing Formula One team principal Christian Horner was at Silverstone last Monday for a tour of the ‘Silverstone Wing’, the circuit’s state-of-the-art new Pit and Paddock Complex.

The reigning World Champions were the first F1 team to visit the new facility, from which the drivers and teams will operate for the first time at this year’s Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix (July 8-10).

Horner was taken on a tour of the new building, which will be officially opened on May 17, by Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips.

The striking new structure, will provide a world-class facility for teams, officials and spectators alike, including 41 garages, a race control building, a podium, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones.

After his tour of The Silverstone Wing, Christian Horner said: “I think it’s fantastic – it puts Silverstone right up there with the best circuits in the world.

“It’s quite staggering the scale of what’s been built here in a very short space of time, but it gives the circuit a whole new feel and dimension.

“The investment in The Wing is phenomenal. I think it’s great for British motor sport and makes Silverstone a first-class facility.”