F1 British GP: Silverstone to go to court over £ 8m botched track resurfacing job | F1

The famous British grand prix circuit has prepared an £ 8 million lawsuit against Aggregate Industries, who were responsible for Silverstone’s new track surface in 2018.

The new surface did not appease drivers with seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton very critical.

“The people they hired did the worst job ever,” Hamilton said during the British GP weekend. “It’s the bumpiest track I’ve ever experienced.

“It’s bumpier than the Nordschleife, which is 100 years old. It’s rattling your freaking eyeballs out of your brain. Apart from that it’s fantastic but jeez, they need to hire someone better.

“I do not know how you could do such a bad job in layering the track.”

Aggregate Industries were paid £ 2 million to relay the iconic British circuit in 2018.

While F1’s weekend went relatively smoothly, the same can not be said for MotoGP in August.

The weekend did not go to plan as it was eventually canceled due to heavy rain.

Five riders crashed, including Tito Rabat, who broke his leg during qualifying.

With the event canceled, organizers were forced to compensate fans, adding to further losses for Silverstone.

After losing its license to host MotoGP in the aftermath of the canceled 2018 weekend, they reportedly lost £ 3.5 million.

However, there have been no such issues since 2019 after Silverstone got Tarmac Trading Ltd to relay the surface.

Silverstone is suing for the cost of the lost MotoGP round, the second resurfacing and additional lost profits, bringing the total close to £ 8 million.

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