F1 » Geelong throws hat into Australian GP ring

The row over the future of the Australian Grand Prix has led to suggestions that it move further down the Victorian coast, with influential individuals claiming that Geelong could be an ideal replacement for Albert Park.

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John - Unregistered

February 04, 2011 4:22 PM

All this speculation and work just because Bernie Ecclestone hinted that he might... might... act the spoiled brat and take the race away... it's pathetic.
Just to add more nonsense to the story, let's say the race will move to the middle of the outback, nobody will actually travel to watch it, the teams will hate it, the drivers will hate it, the Aborigines will file a lawsuit because Bernie ignored the fact that the new tilkedrome was built on sacred ground and then it will only last one year... but Bernie will call it an overwhelming success because he got paid... and anyway there's a nice little spot in the rain forests of Papau New Guinea he's got his eye on... lol


February 05, 2011 7:37 AM

Actually, it could work.
The problem with F1 at Albert Park is that it was too successful. The increased facilities led to an increase in housing price, which led to self important muppets moving in and trying to get rid of the project that turned the area into what it is today.
Moving it to Geelong would save loads of money. It'd also make Geelong a destination city, and with the amount of motorsport interest (Thanks to the Ford factory) there'd be a lot of local turnout to match the other visitors.
Without F1, Albert park will tank and become just another run down suburb that used to be important.

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