Race Facts Race times: 8am & 9am Laps: 26 & 13 Last time here winners: Liam & Gaz Weather: Random The Track Donington, created in 1931 for a measly £12,000, was the first permanent park circuit built in england. the original track was 3.518km in length. The first ever race there was held march 25th of 1933, won by Earl Howe in a Bugatti type 51. The track was closed in 1939, acquired by the ministry of defence for World War II, turning it into a military vehicle depot. the track was unused until 1971, when it was bought, and re-opened in 1977. In 1985 the Melbourne loop was installed, to bring the track up to the current spec of track used today. this was due to the old track (now the national) deemed too short. This then payed dividends as the track gained rights to host the 1993 European grand prix, which is famous for Ayrton Senna's famous drive in the wet. during that weekend, Senna also set what to this day still stands as the lap record, 1:18.029. The track has not hosted a GP Since, but is now synonymous with BTCC & Bike racing, although in 2008 Donington did win the rights to host the British GP from 2010 to 2027. The tracks owners agreed to proposed changes in the track by Herman Tilke to make it appropriate for modern F1 (The proposed changes are below). However by late 2009, the owners failed to raise the £135 million required to run the race, and the rights were then offered to Silverstone, which was also the catalyst for the changes that were made to Silverstone. The proposed changes to make Donington suitable for F1. Hotlap Again this week our hotlap comes courtesy of @Andrew Holmes and @Adam Morris Last Time Out Monza returned after an absence in S4, With Andrew winning, to the surprise of no one, Benji came in P2 to make it a Slightly Mad Motorsports 1-2, Adam came round in P3, Followed by Liam and Ben. The sprint was lively, with the front 3 pulling away, and almost everyone behind having crashes, but it ended with Omari winning from Nic, to make it 1-2s in each race, they finished ahead of Gaz. Andrew nearly climbed onto the podium in P4, With Liam taking P5. Questions First 2 rounds over, how would you say they have gone compared to your expectations? We've seen alot of teasers for Cars and Track in pCars 2, what cars/tracks have you excited so far? The sprints recently have come under much scrutiny, what in your opinion could be improved? If you could design your own livery, what would be your design and colour scheme?