F1 » Government official warns no payment for Austin

No money to aid F1 bid in Austin will come from the local government

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Taz - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 11:51 AM

Why should they pay for something that might no happen.

That's the kind of things local enterprise (LEC's) in the UK do and why millions of our tax revenues have been wasted on white elephant projects.

It would appear they are having 2nd thoughts....if it doesn't happen the fastest lap ever will belong to DC.

jose - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 2:45 PM

Not much of a F1 fan base in Texas..I remember stating new york
(N.J.) would make the grade with many spectators, not going to happen
in Texas. Public hand outs, loans, bailouts, or simple under table pay back
to money Junkies is coming to an end in the U.S. Having the local
state governments foot the bill for private projects, Not going to
happen, them days are long gone.

Why Texas, NASCAR has limited events, one have just got to wonder..
Uncle Bernie, time to invest a few 'Big' bucks if you want this to happen.


jose - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 2:58 PM

@Alex Jones,

Formula one and its top money boys will just have to step up to the
plate with money.. The state of Texas cannot afford, nor will the people
permit public money be used to finance, or support private projects.
F! has made big money all over the world, simple fact, (F1 inc.) you want
it pay for it.


cknopp - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 4:13 PM

Should have been done in Atlanta with the race scheduled in July...

Would make the F1 circus beg to be taken to Malaysia to escape the heat and humidity!


November 16, 2011 7:03 PM

@ Jose
Texas is close enough to Central America where there is a bigger interest than maybe in Texas itself - and a major international hub close by at Houston (IAH), as well as Austin's own airport. So, the location is not a bad as might, at first, be thought. And having 2 GP's in such a large country should be only a win-win situation - Germany used to have 2 - and Spain still does - they'd both fit into Texas - together!
Having one in the South/SW, and one in the NE of the US should be seen as a benefit - at least fans can choose the nearer venue if they are unable to go to both. As Rob said - a November date will bring ideal temperatures - today, in Houston, it's a very pleasant 81 (thats 27 in your Celcigrade) and sunny. I think tomorrow over there, it'll be around 52/11?

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