Brit GP bends could be axed

(GMMf1NET) Plans to redevelop Silverstone could result in the axe of fabled corners at the British grand prix venue.

England's Daily Telegraph reports that Club, Abbey and Bridge could all go as proposed developer St Modwen ramps up its scheme to safeguard the formula one race's future.

According to the newspaper, the scrapped corners would help to make room for plots of land for residential homes, apparently an arrangement to make money.

Members of the circuit owning British Racing Drivers' Club, some of whom are vehemently opposed to the suggestions, will meet at Silverstone next Wednesday to ratify the plan.

But the BRDC's board insists that doing nothing is not an option, as the axe of the historic and much-loved Belgian GP at Spa Francorchamps demonstrated.

''(It) should serve as a warning to us all that tradition is no safeguard in the modern formula one environment,'' said the board.

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