F1 » Boullier backs alternating races

Eric Boullier says alternating F1 races would prevent the calendar becoming overloaded

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victor - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 10:55 AM

Bull - would mean more races at crap Tilke track at the expense of tradional tracks.

Get F1 back to the traditional tracks and the Tilke tracks can do another whatever series.

pipboy - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:00 AM

well obviously great tracks like spa, monza, monaco, silverstone . .should be kept on every year, as the whole world loves those tracks, Valencia on the other hand. I could live without every other season

RD350LC - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:15 AM

Pipboy, while I agree with sentiment of your post we all know that it would never happen like that due to the stupid almost corrupt system used for selecting the circuits to be used
Which is who can pay what Bernie wants
I am a firm believer that the circuits should be chosen on purely racing & safety grounds & not on financial ones
I also believe that the F1 circus should pay the circuits for hosting the races not be bled dry having to pay to host them
I almost any other business than sport if you want to use a venue for your event you pay the venue
But not in sport, no the venue has to pay you,
As far as I am concerned that is just plane wrong


November 02, 2011 11:31 AM

Hahahaaaa... seriously? Boullier.. You Sir, are a total Jackass!
Why should the historic European races have to give way for these countries that have no history or interest in Formula One??? Don't get me wrong, a few of the Euro tracks should be dropped, Valencia & Hockenheim for example. But i wouldn't be cutting tracks like Spa Francorchamps, Monaco, Monza of Silverstone just so that the USA can have 2 races! ITS JUST CRAZY! If we are expected to do that, then the "new races" should be expected to do the same. One race in one country per year is the fair way to do it! Germany have had to do it! Italy have had to do it. So why should Spain, USA and the middle East be any different. This is just a prime example of Mr Ecclestone getting gready! Its no longer about the sport or even the show, its about which countries offer the biggest bucks to be there!

BASTA PASTA - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 1:19 PM

LOGICAL and INEVITABLE, just think of amazing circuits already available in countries like Argentina, Holland, Sweden, South Africa, Mexico etc.
This would be a unique opportunity to develop awareness and fan base worldwide.
-Le bien est l'ennemi du mieux-


November 02, 2011 1:24 PM

As I have said so many times before - if F1 really was serious about providing the best racing and being the pinnacle of motorsport then they should also aim to race at the very best and most challenging tracks in the world! If anyone wants a new GP then it would be up to them to build a brilliant track.


November 02, 2011 3:02 PM
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If this meant we could see the return of some of the lost tracks like Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and not more Tilkedromes at the expense of the few decent tracks that are left, then I'd be all for it.

I suspect though, that it's more likely the second scenario.

If a 10 year contract only meant 5 races, then would that make it less appealing to investors to build new circuits, and so we might actually use some of the perfectly decent existing circuits?

Yirmin Snipe - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 9:07 PM

Of course another solution is for the teams to just "man up" and deliver more... if the sport were filled with wimpy folks in the past we would have never gotten past a season of 10 races. people seem to forget you are in the entertainment business, that means you need to be on the track racing as often as possible because that is what the sponsors want and that is what they are paying for.

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