F1 » Turkey 'ready to do everything' to keep F1 in Istanbul


The Turkish sports minister is keen to meet with Formula One Management (FOM) chief executive Bernie Ecclestone in a last-ditch attempt to retain Istanbul's slot on the annual F1 calendar

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Caroline - Unregistered

August 05, 2011 12:16 PM

I attended the Turkish GP the year before last.

One of the best circuits on the calendar, and really cheap. Two nights accommodation at half board with transfers to and from the circuit, with seats at the final corner, cost with flights, just £67 more than a grandstand ticket at Silverstone ... Bargain.

Messy - Unregistered

August 05, 2011 12:25 PM

I was hoping to go to the Turkish GP in 2012, never having been there before, so I really hope they can work something out. But I can't imagine Bernie being sensible on pricing so I'm not confident.

Clondikemike - Unregistered

August 05, 2011 3:01 PM

If Turkey want to keep the G.P the answer is simple. Stump up more wedge than the other 20 odd competitors are offering. Its all about money and neither the track the fans opinions etc etc doesn't matter a toss to Bernie and FOTA. So Istanbul if you seriously want to keep it, dig deeper down your pockets, so that you can line Bernie and Cos even more.

RD350LC - Unregistered

August 05, 2011 3:16 PM

Question does Bernie still hold the lease on Istanbul park?
If so it creates a rather interesting paradox where as lease holder he thinks the charge he is imposing is excessive
Just a thought

Hairpin

August 05, 2011 3:37 PM

They'd be better off letting F1 go and building Interest and a fan base with lesser formulas, and encouraging home grown talent in those formulas, then maybe try again in a few years ( 10 maybe) when those goals have been achieved.

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