The Silverstone Wing Under Construction

The future Pit, Paddock and Conference building at the British racing circuit has finally been baptized with the "The Silverstone Wing” name. This is because "The Wing" is synonymous with motor sport, but also connects with Silverstone's aviation history.

"‘The Silverstone Wing' is a highly appropriate name. ‘Flight' and ‘velocity' were key themes incorporated into the design brief, and the streamlined form of the new building conjures up the impression of speed, dynamic motion and the grace of a bird's wing in full flight," Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said in a release.

A recent competition, inviting members of the public to name the new building, generated more than 4,000 entries.

"Many of the competition entrants suggested names that included the word ‘wing', or related to types of birds. After careful deliberation by the Silverstone team the entries were whittled down to just 20 names, which were then presented to the BRDC Board for discussion at the November Board Meeting,"
added Phillips.

The circuit has decided to reward each of the 10 entrants who championed "The Wing" with the ultimate prize for any motor sport enthusiast:
  • Money-can't-buy VIP invitation for two (each winner + guest) to attend the official opening of ‘The Silverstone Wing' in May, 2011
  • Race day hospitality for two (each winner + guest) at the 2011 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix on Sunday 10 July
  • (Race day hospitality for two (each winner + guest) at the 2011 AirAsia British Grand Prix (MotoGP) on Sunday 19 June
  • A Silverstone Super Choice Voucher - choose from six of Silverstone's most popular Driving Experiences, including the Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lotus, Formula Silverstone Single-Seater, Lamborghini, or Rally experience (one experience for each winner only)
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