MAY 16, 2002
Octagon considering selling more tickets to British GP
Construction on a new by-pass, designed to relieve much of the congestion, began after Bernie Ecclestone's repeated threats that the race would be left off future F1 schedules if the traffic problem was not solved, and Octagon was forced to put up a 5m pound bond to ensure that the problems would be solved by the 2002 event.
The new by-pass will not be complete by July, but Octagon feels that it will be complete enough to carry much of the traffic expected on race day, leading to the consideration of selling more tickets for Sunday.
A meeting between Octagon representatives, the highway agency and local police is scheduled for Friday to discuss the logistics of handling more fans, after which the decision will be made.