Populous unveils new look for Silverstone race circuit
The new look Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire was unveiled Thursday by HRH the Duke of York. The track, designed by the global architectural design practice Populous, includes six new corners and now totals 3.66 miles in length. Ever since Silverstone was re‐awarded the British Grand Prix late last year, Populous has worked closely with the British Racing Drivers Club to ensure that the circuit was not only delivered on schedule but that the changes enhanced the racing experience for both driver and spectator.
Populous was charged with creating design to ensure the future of the event for the next 17 years and build a track that surpasses the winning history of the previous course. The multi‐million pound investment into a new Grand Prix track, and improved spectator viewing facilities, is part of the major redevelopment at Silverstone.
In addition to the new track, Populous has provided the new layout for the paddock and pit lane that is slated for completion in 2011. The completed track is set to include a total of eighteen turns with an additional track length of 760m.