JULY 15, 2001
Clarke doubts money for Silverstone
The track owners, the British Racing Drivers' Club, has formed a partnership with Bernie Ecclestone and with Octagon Motorsport to develop the track but would like to have $45m in government funding to finish the job properly. They argue that the $7.5bn British motorsport industry should receive some help to ensure that the country keeps a Grand Prix.
But Clarke says that it is not very likely. "Governments are mean," he said. "I don't think they are going to help out."