NOVEMBER 11, 2001
Silverstone under attack from BBC Watchdog
The announcement has left race fans in Britain outraged. Watchdog found that at Imola a ticket costs just $55, while it is $70 at Magny-Cours or $90 in Austria.
The program's investigation also confirmed that the grandstands on Silverstone's start/finish straight were to be set aside for corporate hospitality packages.
"What we're trying to do this year is maintain a Formula 1 Grand Prix," said Bain "We're spending a lot of money on the roads and we've reduced capacity. The traffic problems are a thing of the past."
Asked if he would consider renegotiating his deal with Formula One Management so that more spectators could afford to attend the event, Bain was incredulous.
"That is why he so rich," Bain said of Bernie Ecclestone, the boss of F1.