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Whether you like Lewis or not, he WILL go down as one of the greatest talents this sport has ever seen. People who don't like him or under-rate what he's achieved will just have cry in a corner and accept these facts.
Silverstone isn't even in the top 5 of interesting race tracks in the UK imo, but a street circuit idea is a worse place to hold a GP. Major city involvement in F1 should be limited to what we saw Wednesday with F1 Live London. All the benefits such as atmosphere and close proximity that you get from a street race, without the negative of a lack of overtaking.
They'll always be a British GP. If not Silverstone then elsewhere.Sadly my local race track Brands can't upgrade in the right areas of the circuit for safety and so won't get the FIA grade 1 listing needed to be an F1 circuit.Donington Park on the other hand whilst it needs investment has handed over the running of the circuit to MSV. That's Jonathan Palmer's company aka Jolyon's dad.
Why would anyone want to consider creating a street circuit in London from scratch, when a brilliant former Grand Prix circuit exists in Kent? Brands Hatch is a far more interesting circuit than Silverstone, with demanding elevation changes and superb spectator viewing.
If Silverstone stops holding the British GP, I, and I suspect may others will stopp watching GP racing.It is becoming a farce and purely a money grabbing exercise rather than racing. That needs to change very rapidly or it will die completely as a spectator sport.
Let it not be a street circuit anywhere, but particularly in London which is already partially closed pretty much every weekend for what are described as "events". But mainly because street circuits make it tough to overtake and ruin the race as a sporting spectacle. I'm sure Khan would want it as a monument to his time as mayor, but his agenda might well not echo those of F1 or even Londoners.
If Silverstone didn't charge silly prices for tickets more would turn up. As for a London GP? Yuk. Street circuits are rubbish. They just end in a precession of cars.
New HYS open who wants to discus Hamilton further
Really? He couldn't be bothered to turn-up for his home fans on the weekend of his home GP?Either that is an indication of an absolute disdain he has for both his fan base and his native land....or he must have put down an unbelievably huge, and presumably non-refundable, deposit for this holiday of his.You guess which it is....
Well done to all the F1 people's who COULD be bothered to turn up
@ 547 F1Knowledge - no need for kart races. They'll have bus and taxi races instead. Oh hang on, that's just a normal day in London isn't it?
Citizen Khan wants f1 in London. Well, dig deep into your pockets then.Morally better to do that after paying to keep the people safe rather than massive spending on populist votes.How many club level kart circuits are planned???? Embarrassing!
I'm pretty sure you can exclude Mr Hamilton from that list, he is so hard up he couldn't loose the deposit on his holiday and had to miss F1 London Live!
Maybe they should have called it "Sexit". Or is that too racy for the BBC? lol
Ger Fr UK and threats to others by the BE era have shown the imbalance of how FI inc. squeezed all cash to make a very few very rich. Even now F1 tracks rely on volunteer stewards ~ crazy. How about the drivers funding tracks if F1 don't rebalance the costs ... pretty sure LH SV KR FA alone could fund five whole seasons and not miss a pound ...
DS002 Sir you are a genius without rival! Brexit is nothing short of a pebble in the ocean of the Islands woes. The lack of a British GP will bring about a catastrophic shift in the world economy and will lead to a social,economic and cultural singularity that will consume humanity and bring about devastation beyond imagination...And we can thanks the BBC as we all go down the plughole!
Why isn't this article up to the usual BBC standards? I would have thought they would have labelled Silverstone dropping the GP as Fexit. Then gone on about how there will be mass unemployment, the economy will sink to the lowest levels, and war would break out in Europe in 2020. You've got to do better BBC. I expected the sky to cave in. My TV fees pay for this! Yes very disappointing BBC.
This may confirm that Lewis is moving on from Merc' perhaps even going to retire!Beaten last season by his number 2 (yeh! Right) and now being "Schooled" by Bottas!
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