APRIL 26, 1999
Stalemate at the BRDC
There is now expected to be a period of intensive lobbying of members in an attempt to get the plan through. At the same time Brands Hatch Leisure's Nicola Foulston is trying to organize another meeting to vote on her proposal to buy Silverstone. The BHL deal is expected to be worth around $100,000 to each BRDC member and would guarantee that the BritishÊGrandÊPrix stays at Silverstone. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is supporting the Foulston bid and, to put pressure on the BRDC membership, has said that if Foulston's bid is unsuccessful, the British GP will move to Brands Hatch in 2002. Foulston says she has the necessary support to call a new meeting.