Now, however, a Historic Festival aims to bring back some of that luster and glory the circuit once possessed. The new festival, which aims to exceed all others in the UK and abroad, is set to take place between the 30th of April and May 1-2, 2011.
“After a period of uncertainty, Donington Park’s future as a race circuit is now assured. The circuit has a fabulous history that is an important part of British heritage, from the days of the pre-War Silver Arrows GP cars right through to modern times. The launch of the Donington Historic Festival is one example of how we intend the circuit not only to survive, but to thrive in the years to come,” said Kevin Kevin Wheatcroft, the current owner of the track.
Donington Park has a current length of 4.020 km (2.498 miles) and a total of 12 corners, offering an interesting experience for drivers.
A key attraction for the festival should be the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition, first opened to the public in March 1973. It is the largest collection of Grand Prix cars that includes Stirling Moss’s 1961 Lotus 18, which won the Monaco Grand Prix that year.