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Silverstone work going well

ESPNF1 Staff
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Work continues on the new Silverstone pit and paddock buildings © Sutton Images
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Organisers of the British Grand Prix are happy with the progress of the construction of Silverstone's new pit and paddock complex.

Scheduled for completion in 2011, the updated complex includes new garages, media centre, race control building, new hospitality and VIP spectator zones and a primary paddock.

"These new facilities, and the redevelopment of Silverstone at large, will provide a venue where all forms of automotive and motor sport events can be celebrated in style," said Silverstone's managing director Richard Phillips.

"The state-of-the-art Stowe Complex will further enhance our offering to manufacturers, corporations and brands involved in motor sport, while the Pit and Paddock Complex will deliver a new mix of facilities that will bring Silverstone into the 21st Century. Our intention is to transform the venue into a world leading centre for education, business, leisure and technology.

"It is vital that we continue to diversify as a business to make sure that the UK remains at the forefront of the motor sport industry."

A new pit wall has already been built on the straight between Club and Abbey.