Silverstone apologises for GP misfortune
|Sunday, April 23rd 2000, 15:08 GMT|
The Silverstone circuit has offered an official apology for the occurrences of the last few days, where fans were restricted from seeing the British Grand Prix qualifying and race.
On saturday, all public car parks were closed to affect repairs, and this led to an unusually high number of people arriving on Sunday. The tailbacks blocked roads around Silverstone for miles, and prevented thousands of people from arriving at the track in time for the race.
"Nobody wanted this to happen," said Denys Rohan, CEO of Silverstone. "To add to our problems, the fog which delayed F1 warm-up also prevented flights of traffic control helicopters. These are a key part of the traffic management operation."
The Silverstone press release continued "The circuit will be writing to all ticket holders with arrangements for refunds or replacement tickets, where appropriate."