Fuel prices are expected to rise over the coming months.
Oil production cuts are beginning to be felt in the market but China is buying more and wholesale prices have been rising since New Year.
Donington Park has been leased by MotorSport Vision, headed by Jonathan Palmer.
He already controls Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Cadwell Park and Bedford Autodrome and is expanding into France.
The US probe into VW is escalating despite the company reaching a massive financial settlement with authorities.
Investigators say the company’s representatives knowingly destroyed files and emails as the cheating was discovered and more executives are likely to be indicted.
America’s Environmental Protection Agency wants Fiat Chrysler Automobile group to explain the role of black boxes which appear to alter engine running during emissions tests.
About 4,000 vehicles in the UK may be included and the manufacturer has said the system is not a “cheat device” and can be justified within the test procedure.
A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.
Shares in Renault fell more than 4 percent to their lowest level in around a month.
Takata Corp. agreed to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing and to pay $1 billion to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation into ruptures of its airbag inflators linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide and 184 injuries.
Takata will pay a $25 million fine, $125 million in a victim compensation fund, including for future incidents, and $850 million to compensate automakers for massive recall costs.