What has happened to the Donington Collection?

The collection, which started in the 1960s, began to deplete in the 2000s. The museum closed permanently on 5 November 2018 and its large collection was either sold or loaned cars returned to their owners.

When was the European Grand Prix at Donington Park?

11 April 1993

1993 European Grand Prix
Date 11 April 1993
Official name Sega European Grand Prix
Location Donington Park, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Course Permanent racing facility

When was f1 last at Donington?

Wheatcroft revival (1971–2006) Wheatcroft moved his collection to a museum known as the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition which opened in 1973, and had the largest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world until its closure in 2018.

Who won the 1993 Grand Prix?

Alain Prost won his fourth and final Drivers’ Championship, and Williams-Renault won their second consecutive Constructors’ Championship, the sixth in all for Williams.

Why did the Donington museum close?

Its owner said the “really difficult decision” was taken due to “family responsibilities”. The museum, based at the Donington Park racetrack in Leicestershire, will close on 5 November. Owner Kevin Wheatcroft has been running the museum since his father died in 2009.

Is there a formula 1 museum?

For the first time in its history, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened an exhibit solely dedicated to Formula 1 racing. The collection features 10 significant F1 race cars from as early as 1987 and as recent as 2018.

When did Iron Maiden play Donington?

22 August 1992
The concert took place on 22 August 1992 during the Fear of the Dark Tour in front of a crowd of almost 80,000.

Who owned Donington Park?

Kevin Wheatcroft
Kevin Wheatcroft, Donington Park’s owner, said: “I am particularly pleased to have finally done a deal with MSV’s Jonathan Palmer in what is our 40th year since my father reopened the circuit in 1977.

When did Donington market close?

11th September 2016
over a year ago. The last market was held on the 11th September 2016 and was in operation for nearly 40 years .

What is a McLaren F1?

The McLaren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by British automobile manufacturer McLaren Cars, and powered by the BMW S70/2 V12 engine. The original concept was conceived by Gordon Murray. Murray was able to convince Ron Dennis to back the project.

Who won the 1992 WDC?

Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell won the Drivers’ Championship with Williams. Mansell’s teammate Riccardo Patrese finished as runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship. Michael Schumacher (pictured in 1994) ranked third for Benetton in the Drivers’ Championship.

Who won the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington Park?

The European Grand Prix at Donington Park was the third round of the 1993 world championship. Alain Prost had returned from a year’s sabbatical to win the season-opening race at Kyalami after a spirited battle with Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. But in Brazil a rain storm allowed Senna to work his magic and score a hugely popular home win.

Could the British Grand Prix return to Donington Park?

Although there was to be no return to Donington, Wheatcroft never gave up hope that one day it might happen. When Simon Gillett made his ill-fated bid to move the British Grand Prix to Donington Park from 2010, it was Wheatcroft who made the first approach to Ecclestone in 2007.

What happened on the first lap at Donington Park in 1993?

The magic Senna wove on the first lap at Donington Park in 1993 deserves its place among them. From fourth on the grid he fell behind Karl Wendlinger initially as he was squeezed by Schumacher. But after that he simply swept around his rivals as if they were in Formula Three cars.