F1 » Upcoming Turkish GP to be the last?


Turkey could be dropped from the Formula 1 calendar in 2012 if it cannot come to an agreement over increased race hosting fees.

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Bryan G - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 4:20 PM

This would be a shame as of all the new 'synthetic' tracks this one is the best - especially for motorcycles.
Another case of F1 pricing itself out of the market - there will be more like this.

new f1fan - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 4:55 PM

What a shame,this is one of the "better" tracks on the calender,still it soon be replaced by yet another new boring Tilke track somewhere,another hour and a half of procession that we will have to sit through and suffer.

Shrieker

April 22, 2011 6:04 PM

Greedy Mr. E. is doubling the fee from $13 million to 26, probably because India and Austin will be paying more.

Such a shame... $13M every year is a healthy profit already. It could be negotiated for maybe a little bit more than that, but to $26M I would not agree as a taxpayer... Cause that's where the race hosting fee comes from: Taxpayers' pocket...

quentin - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 7:30 PM

when will bernie the dwarf realise that he is not helping the sport he is killing it about time this idiot left f1 alone for good also bernie you are fast running out of countries to rip off thats the only reason for the middle east races as they are stupid enough to pay you (no disrespect meant)and the way you are going in a couple of years you would have killed the sport completly having milked all the money you can from it. what you going to do when the usa gp restarts give the a few years then ditch them aswell by making them pay your rediculus fees get your head out of your a### and look at reality

Rob01 - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 8:56 PM

Grandstands had to be covered with tarps to disguise the fact that no one was there. During the parade lap, 3rd place getter, Australian Mark Webber is said to have quipped, they should have let people in for free rather than have the embarrasment of empty stands. 36,000 announced attendance..

Rob01 - Unregistered

April 22, 2011 9:06 PM

When there are rules and regulations about bringing the sport into disrepute, surely this should be looked at very seriously(attendance). China should be looked at as well but they already pay the highest fees over all the tracks. Hence why I think Bernie is doubling the fee on Turkey.

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