F1 » Australia fears being 'priced out' of hosting F1


Ron Walker warns that the exorbitant hosting fee charged by Bernie Ecclestone - allied to rival venues' greater ability to pay it - could just 'kill' the Australian Grand Prix beyond the end of its current contract in 2015

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Nick G - Unregistered

March 24, 2011 7:06 PM

What Ecclestone would hate to lose is the cash. The only thing that drives him is money and being the centre of attention, or is that contention...All the venues should walk out on him. Let him play court jester to Sultans and dictators. F1 isn't irreplaceable.

Over it - Unregistered

March 24, 2011 11:54 PM

I'm an Aussie and I'm over the whole thing. There is more in the news about this than Collingwood or Essendon stories combined (it's a far stretch).

I love the Grand Prix like everybody else, been every year since I was 10. But I'm over this whole debate, every year it's the same thing.

Just get rid of the bloody thing and be done with it or suck it up. Stop with the constant bickering, it's annoying... just like the whole Fevola stories... OVER IT!

Over it - Unregistered

March 25, 2011 2:47 AM

@CommodoreS

Agreed!

The biggest killer for the event cost wise, is the alleged AU$30m setup and dismantle cost, annually.

I don't have an issue with the event at all, I can hear them buzzing around where I work. I'm so pumped for the weekend!

Geno - USA - Unregistered

March 25, 2011 3:53 AM

At least the Aussie GP is held in a country with a stable democratic government. Bernie would move the Aussie GP to Libya if he could secure his fee. You would think he had learned his lesson with Bahrain, but I doubt it.

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