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PostPosted: 10 Oct 2009, 15:36  
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Oooooh, pleeeeease bring back Silverstone! It wil be like Fuji and Suzuka.. :(

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 10 Oct 2009, 15:39  
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Oooooh, pleeeeease bring back Silverstone! It wil be like Fuji and Suzuka.. :(

Ideally we would have both Fuji and Suzuka, and Donington and Silverstone all on the calendar.
But Mr Ecclestone wants Bahrain and Valencia instead :sleep:

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
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cformula1 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:
Oooooh, pleeeeease bring back Silverstone! It wil be like Fuji and Suzuka.. :(

Ideally we would have both Fuji and Suzuka, and Donington and Silverstone all on the calendar.
But Mr Ecclestone wants Bahrain and Valencia instead :sleep:

you are not alone :sleep:

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
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sdutt wrote:
cformula1 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:
Oooooh, pleeeeease bring back Silverstone! It wil be like Fuji and Suzuka.. :(

Ideally we would have both Fuji and Suzuka, and Donington and Silverstone all on the calendar.
But Mr Ecclestone wants Bahrain and Valencia instead :sleep:

you are not alone :sleep:

Oh boys. Be happy it's not :

Bahrain
Borelencia
Bahrain
Valencia
Borelencia
Bahrain
Valencia
Borelencia
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 12 Oct 2009, 16:34  
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Tom Vandenhove wrote:
sdutt wrote:
cformula1 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:
Oooooh, pleeeeease bring back Silverstone! It wil be like Fuji and Suzuka.. :(

Ideally we would have both Fuji and Suzuka, and Donington and Silverstone all on the calendar.
But Mr Ecclestone wants Bahrain and Valencia instead :sleep:

you are not alone :sleep:

Oh boys. Be happy it's not :

Bahrain
Borelencia
Bahrain
Valencia
Borelencia
Bahrain
Valencia
Borelencia


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 12 Oct 2009, 17:26  
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Donington given another extension

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Donington boss Simon Gillett says he remains fully committed to having the circuit ready in time to host next year's British Grand Prix, after being granted a further extension to his deadline.

After several deadline extensions, Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone had given Donington until the end of this week to prove that it had the finance in place to complete the works needed to host next year's race.

Ecclestone himself, however, said he was pessimistic about the circuit's chances.

"It's not good, is it?" Ecclestone told The Times. "Even if they get the money, I cannot see how it will all be ready in time to go. It is very disappointing because we thought it would happen, but they cannot go on missing deadlines.

"They could still come to us saying they have the money, but there is no way the circuit would be ready at this late stage. It looks as though we will have to start planning again."

However, Gillett said on Monday that he had been given a further two weeks to demonstrate Donington's credentials, and he claimed he was still committed to carrying out the original plan.

"We can confirm that Donington Ventures Leisure Limited has another two weeks from today to further demonstrate our credentials for hosting the British Formula 1 Grand Prix and to provide full information regarding our financial backing and construction timescales," said Gillett in a statement.

"We have made great strides in recent weeks and greatly appreciate the additional time allowed to us to finalise the information for public distribution in what has been a much more difficult than anticipated economic climate.

"We appreciate the British public's growing frustration with regard to uncertainty that has been cast over the country's largest and most successful motorsport event, but remain committed to delivering on the promises that we made at the start of this process and have the interests of the sport and its fans at heart."


http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79404

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 28 Oct 2009, 07:27  
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Ecclestone: No regrets – and 'no penalties' for Donington

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F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed talk of Donington Park being liable for as much as £18 million in damages should the seemingly inevitable occur and the circuit prove unable to host the 2010 British Grand Prix as per its agreement – as he insisted that he has no regrets about having handed Simon Gillett the contract to stage the race.

Following the failure of both a debenture initiative and bond scheme and lapsed deadline after lapsed deadline in terms of its ambitious £135 redevelopment project in order to bring the track and its outmoded facilities up to the required F1 standard, it appears as though Gillett's Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd (DVLL) company has finally run out of ideas for how to honour its 17-year deal with Formula One Management (F~0~M), run by Ecclestone
Less than nine months now from the 2010 event, it looks likely that Donington will be welcoming neither F1 nor MotoGP, which it lost to Silverstone – and, according to British newspaper the Daily Telegraph, DVLL could now be facing administration due to its debts from the ruinous venture. Worse still, documents linked to the failed loans endeavour suggest that Ecclestone would be within his rights to seek £18 million in 'liquidated damages' should the bid fall through – something the British billionaire denies.

“No, there are no penalties – not at all,” the 78-year-old told The Times. “I don't regret it. If they could have done what they said they were going to do, and what the contract said they had to do, it would have been good.”

Whilst it has been reported that traditional British Grand Prix host Silverstone is now all set to step in to fill the void, negotiations between the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) and Ecclestone – never the most comfortable of bedfellows – are deadlocked, with the former adamant that it cannot afford to pay the going rate, and that it will not merely act as a single-year stop-gap to enable time for Gillett and Donington to get their act together.

“I'm confident a deal can be worked out,” BRDC President and 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill told BBC Radio Northampton. “The contract can be of any combination of years, but it has to be affordable. There's a huge desire to get the deal done, but we're not prepared to put [Silverstone] at risk financially.”


Bernie Trying to Kill F1 in Europe :zz:
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 28 Oct 2009, 08:48  
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Ecclestone: No regrets – and 'no penalties' for Donington

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F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed talk of Donington Park being liable for as much as £18 million in damages should the seemingly inevitable occur and the circuit prove unable to host the 2010 British Grand Prix as per its agreement – as he insisted that he has no regrets about having handed Simon Gillett the contract to stage the race.

Following the failure of both a debenture initiative and bond scheme and lapsed deadline after lapsed deadline in terms of its ambitious £135 redevelopment project in order to bring the track and its outmoded facilities up to the required F1 standard, it appears as though Gillett's Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd (DVLL) company has finally run out of ideas for how to honour its 17-year deal with Formula One Management (F~0~M), run by Ecclestone
Less than nine months now from the 2010 event, it looks likely that Donington will be welcoming neither F1 nor MotoGP, which it lost to Silverstone – and, according to British newspaper the Daily Telegraph, DVLL could now be facing administration due to its debts from the ruinous venture. Worse still, documents linked to the failed loans endeavour suggest that Ecclestone would be within his rights to seek £18 million in 'liquidated damages' should the bid fall through – something the British billionaire denies.

“No, there are no penalties – not at all,” the 78-year-old told The Times. “I don't regret it. If they could have done what they said they were going to do, and what the contract said they had to do, it would have been good.”

Whilst it has been reported that traditional British Grand Prix host Silverstone is now all set to step in to fill the void, negotiations between the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) and Ecclestone – never the most comfortable of bedfellows – are deadlocked, with the former adamant that it cannot afford to pay the going rate, and that it will not merely act as a single-year stop-gap to enable time for Gillett and Donington to get their act together.

“I'm confident a deal can be worked out,” BRDC President and 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill told BBC Radio Northampton. “The contract can be of any combination of years, but it has to be affordable. There's a huge desire to get the deal done, but we're not prepared to put [Silverstone] at risk financially.”


Bernie and the BRDC and Simon Gillett Trying to Kill F1 in Europe :zz:


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2009, 15:55  
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Silverstone just revealed their plans for the new Stowe complex.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2009, 19:27  
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Won't have any impact on the F1 race

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 22 Nov 2009, 11:06  
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Spa will stay on the calendar according to crash.net (their licence has been renewed).

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 22 Nov 2009, 23:39  
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Spa will stay on the calendar according to crash.net (their licence has been renewed).


Good, I thought they might not be able to get on the calendar and Bernie would get his wishes. No Spa or Britain in 2010 would be horrendous.
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2009, 05:17  
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A good news for the fans of the Canadien Grand Prix: a press conference is scheduled for tommorrow to announce the return of F1 at Montreal.
http://monvolant.cyberpresse.ca/course- ... ndredi.php
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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2009, 08:41  
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Canadian GP secures new deal
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The Canadian Grand Prix's return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2010 is now official, after the government stepped in to help secure a five-year deal for the race.

Following months of uncertainty about the fate of the event, which was dropped for this season after a deal could not be reached with Bernie Ecclestone, the Montreal race's return was confirmed at a press conference in the Canadian city on Friday afternoon.

The deal to secure the race's place on the calendar has been helped by the governments of Canada and Quebec, Montreal and Tourisme Montreal - who together have helped put together an £8.5 million annual investment plan for the next five years.

In return for the money, Montreal and its partners will receive 30 per cent of the profits from ticket sales for the grand prix - which will take place on June 13 next year.

Montreal's mayor Gerald Tremblay was delighted at the news - which will see F1 return to the North American continent next year after being absent for the first time in world championship history this season.

"The return of the Formula 1 to Montreal attests to our sustained efforts and determination," he explained.

"This win-win deal falls in line with the terms we set and the taxpayer's ability to pay and will create stability for the next five years.

"I am very pleased that our metropolis is bringing back this crucial stage in the Formula 1 series for fans from around the world and an outstanding opportunity in terms of the event's international reach."

Local government officials were adamant that their investment in the event made complete sense - because of the huge financial boost that the grand prix brings to Montreal.

Quebec minister of finance and minister responsible for the Montreal region, Raymond Bachand said: "For Quebec, this event by itself results in annual tax revenues of more than $10 million (£5.5 million), for a $4 million (£2.2 million) investment, minus revenues from ticket sales.

"All three levels of government have worked together tirelessly over the past few months to bring the grand prix back to Montreal, while acting in a financially responsible manner. With this agreement in hand, I am delighted that our efforts have finally succeeded."

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Great news! !yahoo:
Montreal nearly always provides good races and it is an event well worth getting up at 2:30am for IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 F1 Calendar
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2009, 09:02  
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He-lloooooooo Montreal :D
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