F1 » FIA confirms calendar reset

Motorsport's governing body has confirmed that the Indian GP will return to its original October date following the recent confusion over Bahrain.

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RD350LC - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:07 AM

This is not a fail by the FIA, it is a stitch up of the FIA by Bernie
He was the most vocal advocate of the date change before the vote, then took part in the vote that was allegedly unanimous
And then as if by magic came out with his ”of course it's off” statement
That was one of the fastest U turns in history and smacks of an attempt to deliberately put the FIA in a bad light
As well as setting the teams in to opposition with the FIA
From where I stand it's his usual divide & conquer routine while trying to negotiate the next concord agreement

ferret .

June 16, 2011 10:16 AM
Last Edited 1778 days ago

It is about time Bernie retired and went down to the post office to collect his old age pension.
He has done enough damage to the sport by being a greedy, two faced dictator.
But who is honest and caring enough about the future of the sport to replace him?

me - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:25 AM

blame bernie as you want is because of him that we have formula1 and not fia, and how things move now the future is likely to be 1.6l engines and pay per view for f1, that's something i don't want to see and i won't pay to see. so this thing with bahrain i believe is 100% fia's doing, and yes bernie wants his money too because he's not doing this for charity no one is, is all about the money even if you like it and admitted or not.


June 16, 2011 10:32 AM

I think this is more about them not knowing their own rules. I think Bernie, the fia and any team bankrolled by the Bahraini government would be more than happy to have had the race. Luckily they got shafted by their own hand and it meant the other teams could show that they have a moral viewpoint (even if the truth is that most of them couldn't give a monkeys about the people of Bahrain and are just as driven by self-interest as everyone else).
The only one to come out of this with any sort moral high ground is Mark Webber and i applaud him for speaking out about the situation. Was already quite high up in my estimations and he's gone up even further since this came around


June 16, 2011 10:35 AM

Pay per View will never work...the teams rely upon the free advertising on telly to get the premium brands and premium fees for putting them on the car. Big companies wanting their product seen by a mass market wouldn't be at all happy about PPV and in turn that means the teams will feel the same. It will never happen imo.

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