Driver Training Centre, FIA Karting Circuit
In 2010 Apex were engaged through the FIAI Facilities Improvement Programme to undertake a feasibility study and master plan design for a new kart circuit and road safety driver facility on the infield of the Silverstone National circuit.
The area in question was formerly the pit and paddock area during the British Formula One Grand Prix and other major events however, following construction of the new pit and paddock development at Silverstone, the space can be utilised for other developments and revenue streams.
Apex worked directly with the Silverstone management and operations team to develop the design brief and prepare realistic design proposals, carefully considering the existing site infrastructure. Proposals include a new 1.2km CIK kart circuit and a driver training facility which includes a Skid Pad, Kick Plate, Slalom and Braking test, Advanced Manoeuvering area, a Handling Course and an area for undertaking Motorcycle CBT tests and advanced rider training.
Apex delivered the feasibility report in line with the existing planning brief for the site and in accordance with the MSA Driver Development Initiative and Road Safety Initiative.