F1 » Monza extension secures immediate future

Officials at Monza have revealed a deal that should keep the Italian Grand Prix at its spiritual home until 2016.

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March 19, 2010 8:00 AM
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You are right CDF, it would be a sad day. These ultra modern circuits just don't do it for me and I think F1 is going nowhere with them. Maybe they are appealing to the younger fans, I dont know, but for me they are just bland and dead un-interesting. Example Bahrain and Spa ???????? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Calvin _

March 19, 2010 10:28 AM

Of the more recent circuits, I think only Shanghai and Sepang are any good, all the others, Sakhir, Valencia and Singapore, have little appeal.

The Sakhir track is just a track in the desert. There were no seating facilities anywhere on the track apart from the start finish straight. FA pumping his fists and waving on the slow down lap was funnay as the only people there were the marshals. Absolutely no atmosphere.


March 19, 2010 10:29 AM

bernie is reported to have promised the italian gp to rome. fifty laps round the colliseum would be nowhere as much interest as monza. but does this mean that there will be TWO italian gps?? and if so, why is the second one not in a more traditional venue, rather than rome?


March 19, 2010 10:57 AM
Last Edited 2240 days ago

on an italian note. it is interesting to see that mclaren management were seen in maranello last week, and were discussing racing in fia gt, with ferrari. i wonder if we will see a mclaren- ferrari, or whether they were discussing a possible switch in emphasis from f1 to gt, which is probably closer to the hearts of both, now that mclaren are entering series production.

Sweeble - Unregistered

March 19, 2010 11:31 AM

I would just say that firstly that F1 is really teetering on the brink at the moment - fans are leaving in droves so tread carefully. And secondly I think that F1 should be kept in countries which have a tradition and interest in motor racing. Have as many races in Italy as you like, they all have a pleasant atmosphere of excitement and you also get a few spectators at the track.


March 19, 2010 4:28 PM

Richard, were they looking for an engine? Or on the very latest how to make one? One thing is for sure, as gusts they would have been taken for lunch opposite the main gate at the world most famous F1 restaurant for lunch but I doubt they could or have the taste to appreciate the best food.

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