F1 » Cape Town GP bid faces first hurdle

Tourism officials claim 'full impact assessment' needed before talks can begin on return F1 to South Africa.

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Kiko - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 10:32 AM

"although Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany and Singapore all appear to be firm favourites among drivers and fans."

I think the author and editor should be sacked as this is a massive lie. I am yet to see any proof that Abu Dhabi and Singapore are fan favourites.

Belgium, Brazil, Canada and Germany however ARE fan favourites, and the most likely to get dropped.

P1 - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 11:06 AM

Kiko I couldn't agree more, Abu Dhabi is a bit rubbish to be fair not a favourite of mine, Singapore I like the novelty of a night race but again the track is rubbish, no overtaking etc.

Brazil, Spa and Canada are firm favourites, Germany though, Nurburgring yes, New Hockenheim no, Old Hockenheim was the best, and yes these will probably be dropped, for less enjoyable Tilke tracks

In my opinion the highlight of this project is the stadium implementation as part of the actual circuit.
Reminds me of the movie Speed Racer, which is, although being a kid unrealistic movie, pretty inspiring for future purposes.
I wish the project will find further support, and pleeaaase take extra care of the overtaking factor, we're sick of watching trains of cars and exclusive pit stops overtaking manouvers!

Pirate8322 - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 1:06 PM

There is a new South African GP "kicked off" at least once a year and it always dissapears as fast as it arrives. Even with the Rand strengthening against the Pound / Dollar the telphone numbers required by FOM to be paid by the Government could build thousands of new houses , upgrade more of the infrastructure , be diverted to social upliftment programmes. Please remember SA has 60 million people No NHS, no free education etc. Brilliant idea the Grand Prix, that is where it will stay.

Dean Dean

January 27, 2011 6:05 PM

Well Bernie, best do as the locals do and live, however temporarily, behind live million volt razor wire and get a crew of pit bulls to roam around your motor home whilst you're there...wouldn't want you getting coshed again would we..

kedharf1 - Unregistered

January 28, 2011 3:02 AM

Abu Dhabi should be taken of the calendar to be honest .. how many f1 tracks do we need in the middle east .. its certainly not for the sport, its only for the oil money!

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