Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by martinez » 06 Feb 2008, 18:46

iceman1 wrote:2008, a good year to replace Bernie :cheezy:


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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by maltafan » 07 Feb 2008, 20:47

color wrote:
maltafan wrote:Bernie has this philosophy to try and threaten established countries that they can lose their GP, then all of a sudden they agree a new deal.

Silverstone has been under threat for a long time for example, and is still there.


yeah... and Indianapolis is gone... :<>:
Yes, it's gone and I'm sorry about that.

Apart from the 2005 tyre flop, I expected greater interest in F1 from American citizens. Their series are much more at heart and few have shown the same interest in F1.

I would love to see a race in America, maybe at laguna Seca :pray:
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by color » 07 Feb 2008, 22:18

maltafan wrote:
color wrote:
maltafan wrote:Bernie has this philosophy to try and threaten established countries that they can lose their GP, then all of a sudden they agree a new deal.

Silverstone has been under threat for a long time for example, and is still there.


yeah... and Indianapolis is gone... :<>:
Yes, it's gone and I'm sorry about that.

Apart from the 2005 tyre flop, I expected greater interest in F1 from American citizens. Their series are much more at heart and few have shown the same interest in F1.

I would love to see a race in America, maybe at laguna Seca :pray:


1. Indianapolis track is (was) always full of F1 fans.
2. Majority of those fans always were of European roots (Italian, German, Spanish, British, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, etc, etc.). Including myself. We usually don't give a s..t about NASCAR and stuff.
3. Carmakers like Mercedes, BMW, Honda, Toyota all consider USA market THE BIGGEST ONE. Do the math.
4. I would gladly see a F1 GP at Laguna Seca, Las Vegas, NY, or whatever - ALONG WITH ANOTHER GP at Indianpolis. Tradition, I guess... :roll::

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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by martinez » 08 Feb 2008, 15:56

Laguna Seca? that would be interesting. it would be damn hard to overtake on that track though..
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by maltafan » 08 Feb 2008, 22:01

Can you overtake in Hungary? or in Monaco?

we'll add another one, but those curves are really intriguing
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by metalhead188 » 08 Feb 2008, 23:14

you know VIR would make a nice place to F1 cars and they are the only motorsport country club in America.

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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by AzShadow » 09 Feb 2008, 15:27

Australian GP to be taken away to make room for Russian GP?
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080209152444.shtml
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by XiaoPro » 09 Feb 2008, 15:53

AzShadow wrote:Australian GP to be taken away to make room for Russian GP?
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080209152444.shtml


wat does it mean by "make room " for Russian gp ?

cant they juz add mo races without takin any out ? they could juz slot a gp in any empty weeks rite ? like some races have a 2-3 wk gap between , they could juz slot the extra races in those week
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by AzShadow » 09 Feb 2008, 19:37

Yeah, but the teams don't really want any more races as having 20 or so becomes pretty tedious and expensive for them. I'm sure Bernie would have as many races as possible to bring him more dough.
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by iceman1 » 10 Feb 2008, 18:17

Russia is a rising economy, and a huge country where F1 has never been before

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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by metalhead188 » 11 Feb 2008, 02:41

St. Petersburg is probable the location since it is a very rich section of the country


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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by iceman1 » 13 Feb 2008, 14:37

Racing 'dans la rue' in Versailles, Will France be the next nation to 'go to town'?
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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by ezzy » 11 Mar 2008, 11:12

For Bernie, money does the talking..

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Re: Bernie - Australia likely to lose GP

Post by maltafan » 11 Mar 2008, 20:46

Today I read that Melbourne is now thinking about making the race later in the day, so as to favour European viewers. Bernie wants to avoid the race being at 4am in Europe and they have probably found an equilibrium for 2009 by starting the race 3 hours later, making it at about 7am CET time.
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