Bad news continues to flow out of Donington Park, providing ammunition to the cynics who doubt the circuit can host the British grand prix from 2010.

Bad news continues to flow out of Donington Park, providing ammunition to the cynics who doubt the circuit can host the British grand prix from 2010.

At the weekend it was reported that former chief Lee Gill is suing the circuit's operating company, which is crippled amid millions in debt according to the publicly available 2007 accounts.

The Daily Telegraph added to the grim mood on Wednesday, claiming that owner Tom Wheatcroft - who has leased the circuit long term to current operator Donington Ventures Leisure - is also suing chief executive Simon Gillett.

The newspaper said the legal action relates to "alleged unpaid rent". Wheatcroft declined to comment, but the Telegraph said that if the 85-year-old has "lost faith in Gillett, this could be a big blow to Donington's attempt to stage the British GP".

It is also claimed that alleged unpaid fees have led to security firm McKenzie Arnold pulling workers from the site.

 

 

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