The Silverstone Circuit is one of the most iconic motorsport circuits, home of the British Grand Prix, hosting its first race back in 1948.
The British Grand Prix venue had a revamp back in 2018 by Aggregate Industries costing them well over $2.5 million. Despite the final checks, the track turned out to be one of the most uncomfortable tracks.
The track was not up to the mark with drivers complaining about the cracks, and micro-bumps. Lewis Hamilton was extremely critical stating: “The worst job ever. It is the bumpiest track I’ve ever experienced.”
One of the biggest concerns was the water logging situation on the track. The 2018 MotoGP GoPro British Grand Prix could not take place due to the heavy rainfall.
Five of the bike riders crashed and Tito Rabat fractured his leg in three places during the practice of the British Grand Prix in 2018. Moreover, the FIM revoked Silverstone’s license due to the refunding of 56,000 spectators.
The circuit also suffered a loss of well over $4.38 million after the MotoGP race cancellation. However, in 2019, the track was resurfaced again with the help of Tarmac Trading Ltd for a total cost of $4.64 million.
The track’s officials have taken the company to the court to recover losses, including the resurfacing of the track in 2019, race cancellation, and the overall poor condition of the track.