F1 » Greece announces plans to join F1 calendar

Greece has revealed its intention to join the F1 schedule in the not-too-distant future, with plans to build a racetrack close to the western port of Patras

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Sasha - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 2:32 PM

Oowww, that is nice. Throwing loads of tax money from other European Nations at a useless Greek track. Good plan.... But do it with your own money and not mine.


May 12, 2011 3:03 PM

If this is not 100% private funded, and if the UK taxpayer has to spend a single penny on it, then I for one will be knocking at my MP's door.
I heard on news yesterday that some Greek state employees get paid a bonus for washing their hands, and others get a bonus for turning up on time!
Is it any wonder....

johnnyF1 - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 3:33 PM

Please, do not believe everything you hear.
Right now the Greek government doesn't know if it can pay the wages of the state employees in the summer. Every bonus that you mention was there, for a minority of workers in exchange for votes, but every single one has been slashed some months ago.
There's a lot of propaganda going on. I would research the plans of Bulgaria, in comparison to this matter.
P.S.: Every nation that loans GR makes a huge, huge profit every year, out of interest rates. So, maybe we are paying for the new Silverstone. No offence.

johnnyF1 - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 4:57 PM

Well, they worked for the last 190 years for the British loans to Greece that didn't default. Since independance, 1821, GR pays interest to UK. We really messed up and many Greek officials abused the loans, there's no denying, but a big chunk of the debt comes from huge interest of older loans from UK, Germany, U.S. and other countries. The UK tax payer can rest assured that no charity will be required.
California Kid, your place is U.S., not GR, you have Laguna, no weak links - no worries!

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