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No GP at Donington

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by Betlegeuse (U14184689) 29 October 2009
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Sky news have just reported Bernie as saying that Donington definitely will not be hosting the British Grand Prix in 2010.

But then I guess we kinda knew that already!

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posted Oct 30, 2009

"The sooner we get rid of Bernie Ecclestone as well as Max Moseley, the better. He's been running Formula 1 as his personal fiefdom for far too long"

That's the point. I thought it was his own company that ran F1, to do with as he wishes as he owns all the copyrights and contracts personally?

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posted Oct 30, 2009

Oh it's so good to see Mr Ecclestone eat humble pie. Take it from man with inside knowledge (you either believe me or you don't, up to you) Ecclestone hates the people that run Silverstone, because they put him in his place. He has tried desperately hard to move it away from Silverstone so he can have his own way but this has failed.

A week after saying we don't need a British GP Ecclestone is practically begging Silverstone to do it again.

This is the sort of man Ecclestone is.

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posted Oct 30, 2009

I'm sure Mr. E. cares very much if there isn't to be a brit GP but after decades of living with his own business ego, he won't allow himself to speak or act in the way he'd like to deep down. He CAN and most likely WILL resolve this, but not until everyone knows that he's the only man with the power and means to save the day. Our knight in shining armour. In this day and economic age I think we're all a bit tired of this behaviour. At a time when everyone is being urged to think about sustainability, he's not exactly helping is he..... This weekend's $32billion state financed circuit is surely out of this world, almost literally, but one can't help feeling it's NOT the future of our sport. Well not the sport I want to watch anyway. Darts!

As is all too often the case with F1, there's HISTORY between these two parties.

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comment by Stuart (U2428064)

posted Oct 30, 2009

Forget about beinging F1 to silvertsone and use the money to inject more life into the BTCC. it is a way more exciting sport than F1 and has a more loyal fanbase. F1 is out of touch with the average man now so lets leave it out to dry and look after our own.

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posted Oct 30, 2009

Why cant Silverstone just do the decent thing and get someone on Board to redevelop the track. many people have been touted and the BRDC pushed them away.
I mean have Silverstone redone those corners / the areas that need to be redeveloped for MotoGP?
Ive heard nothing at all...thats how good Silverstone are...nothing done yet.

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posted Oct 31, 2009

As reported by Auntie Beeb, Lord Mandelson has expressed his concern to Bernice about the possible loss of a British GP, so why the heck doesn't he do something about it. Governments all over the world are fighting and spending to attract the F1 show, but not UK, why?
For the same pathetic reasons that the British people get the short end every time, there is no money to fund sports interests, its all going into defense and social services payments. It makes me ashamed to be British.

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posted Nov 1, 2009

"Forget about beinging F1 to silvertsone and use the money to inject more life into the BTCC. it is a way more exciting sport than F1 and has a more loyal fanbase. F1 is out of touch with the average man now so lets leave it out to dry and look after our own"

I couldn't disagree more. A day watching the touring cars can be a fun day out but a day watching F1 is really something to remember.

I would hate to loose the British Grand Prix and I really think that the government should help out here. They are willing to spend billions on the Olympics but seem happy to leave what is arguably the countries most popular sport after football to rot! steam

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comment by Roo (U9664042)

posted Nov 1, 2009

Bernie tries to hold up Yas Marina as an example to Silverstone, but he fails to (publically) recognise the support at the track at the British GP. No where except possibly Interlagos and Monza is there such a following and knowledgeable fan base. Wake up Bernie to the reality rather than the business of what the fans really want!

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posted Nov 3, 2009

Ecclestone only thinks of one thing when negotiating a deal and thats Ecclestone, he's been waiting years to scupper the british GP, lest he forget without silverstone without the British motorsport industry there would be NO F1.

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posted Nov 3, 2009

My son turns 7 next year. He could say 'Jensall bootan' and 'formully wan' long before he could read. I've promised to take him to see 'Jensall' racing at 'Slilveringtone' next year. Bernie, please, please make it happen for the sake of my son...

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