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grantp should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridgrantp should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridgrantp should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Originally Posted by GCCheddaris View Post
This year there was a five week gap between the British GP and the British Moto GP, one more than there is next year. It was decided that Silverstone couldn't organise their three biggest meetings of the year in a period of five weeks so there was no chance they could do it over a period of four weeks next year.
It may not apply so much to Silverstone these days but there was a time when the Grandstands used for the major events were relatively temporary. Planning permission and stuff may have been involved.

So the venues rather liked being able to erect stuff, use it for multiple events at peak periods, taking likely weather into account, and then get them removed.

That meant the hire costs were viable compared to installation and removal costs for each event plus the disruption that sort of work could cause.

The scale of things these days compared to times past probably means at least a week of set up prior to a major event and a couple of days afterwards to get stuff in and out.

In between events the circuit and surrounding area have to be re-prepared for the next event. Tricky if it has been wet and, for example, the camping area is a mudbath.

3 big events in 4 weeks would be a challenge for the circuit operations staff I would imagine.
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