Silverstone Circuit’s Wing damaged in high winds

Part of the roof of the Silverstone Wing has been damaged in the high winds. Pic via @hunterskipworth
Part of the roof of the Silverstone Wing has been damaged in the high winds. Pic via @hunterskipworth

The roof of a £27 million corporate building at Silverstone Circuit has flown off in strong winds.

The Wing, an iconic three-storey building that opened in 2011, has been severely damaged by the high winds over the past two days.

A spokesman for Silverstone Circuit said engineers were currently assessing the extent of the damage.

The spokesman said: “During a period of extreme weather that hit Northamptonshire on Sunday afternoon and again on Monday night the Silverstone site experienced some wind damage, the most significant being to the roof of the Silverstone Wing.

“The engineers are currently assessing the damage and working with us to ensure minimal disruption to our customers while repairs are taking place.

Sporting Director, Stuart Pringle, said the damage would not have any impact on any of the events scheduled to take place at the racing circuit.

He said: “Although it looks a bit of a mess at the moment, the damage is largely cosmetic and the structural and functional integrity of the roof remains completely intact.

“Whilst clearly we will have to smarten the section of roof and clear the insulation debris from the Paddock, we don’t anticipate any impact on this weekend’s BRSCC race meeting and certainly not on our high profile season opener, the FIA World Endurance Championship, to which we look forward to welcoming fans and competitors alike over the weekend of 10 – 12 April.”

How it looked when it opened: The Wing was built in 2011 and cost �27 million

How it looked when it opened: The Wing was built in 2011 and cost �27 million