F1 » Indy: No talks at present – but we would love to have F1 back


In the wake of commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone's expressed eagerness to see a US Grand Prix re-instated on the F1 schedule in the near future, Indianapolis spokesmen confirm that the interest is mutual

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JJ walker - Unregistered

March 18, 2010 2:28 PM

Bernie is a twit. He ignores his largest markets and panders to those who don't watch F1. The little troll will never return to the US because the US tracks won't pay his exorbitant fee. He has no concern for fans it's all the almighty money the feeds him.

More hype to feed the english speaking forums, so yankee fans can say how great it is and how non-american fans can say who cares and american haters can flame. Living in AMerica, I attended 2007 and 2008 in INdy and it was amazing. One of the best things (having spoken to foreign fans in attendance) is that there are huge general admission areas, so people can watch the racing from various vantage points throughout the weekend. Indy is a great location given its history and being located next to so many major metro areas (chicago, detroit, etc.). Bring it back, millions of Kubica fans will flock to indy from chicago and detroit and fill the stadium in red and white like they always do.

jeff dontdoit - Unregistered

March 18, 2010 3:32 PM

Please please don't bring F1 to Indy its the worst place to bring the sport. I live in the states and can't think of a worse place then there. Its in the heart of NASCAR overwheight dudes with mullit haircuts. What about California speedway or Laguna Seca or a city venue like Florida's Miami or Seattle. This is F1 for christs sake

Nanbawan - Unregistered

March 18, 2010 6:28 PM

Road America, good base for a road circuit.

Las Vegas, if the economic downturn is away, it could be a way for LV to promote itself against the likes of Macau.

NYC, Miami, sounds sweet but quite unlikely.

Mark _

March 18, 2010 8:57 PM

@Andrew - Wow, people will disagree with anything that you say.

I have a suggestion that I don't think anyone else has put forward yet, Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. I have never been there but it looks like an interesting track. Lots of elevation change and it is almost brand new. Indycar is going to race there next month for the first time so we should get an idea of what it could be like.

Here is a link to the track map. barbermotorsports.com/track-maps.php

Road America is probably the best track but like Watkins Glenn it is too far from a major city. Laguna Seca or Atlanta are both worthy tracks that are near major cities.

corvette

March 18, 2010 9:05 PM

I would love to see the USGP return and have Vagas as the host. They could build a course that would fit their needs and the city can handle the large amount of fans coming to town. The idea of a race at Time Square in New York seams like yet another downtown race. Indy was a fair location but F-1 can do better.

andrew.

March 18, 2010 9:55 PM
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Mark - there are those sad individuals who think that I take any notice of the agree/disagree numbers. I just ignore them and let the crazies get on with it.

The Barber track looks like it would be good. Few straights into what should be substantial braking areas. Just prime for over-taking.

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