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Bernie Ecclestone hits out at the Circuit of the Americas over contract 'offer'

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CHRIS - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 8:28 AM

blah balh balh...i think i know why amercians couldnt agree to it..one lame duck wants split 50-50..no no 50-45..no no 40-55 no no no..65-35..no no!..another want 75-25..i m doing all the work and you sit back and collect your money..blah blah blah..thats american style of negotiaion..thats why they never agree to anything..everyone wants a pie of big big A$$ pie..

they should bring in DONALD TRUMP! AND CALL IT DONALD TRUMP GP!..then everyone would shut up and listen!..i think donald trump would express interest if he invited!..

elijah

November 25, 2011 9:00 AM

Austin, do not want to be engulfed by Ecclestone's stitch up contract which has already claimed so many victims. I can't blame them really, but why does anyone do business with this man.

beeflin

November 25, 2011 9:57 AM
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I don't really understand why it's such a crime for Bernie Ecclestone to maximise F1's profit. It's a private business not a charity and if circuits weren't able to make their own profit the sport wouldn't exist. He challenges the businesses who contract with him to be clever enough to make money for him and themselves and this keeps everybody on the ball. The only glitch is the involvement of people who don't need to make a profit, like the oil states. That gives us two rather duff races in glittering "facilities". But it's not the business of a business to discriminate. Profit and investment are its ethics and its lifeblood.

ferret .

November 25, 2011 10:44 AM

If the track is built on time and the race goes ahead, Bernie will get his money. But if it not built on time or falls apart Bernie will still get his money!
Bernie seems to think he is up, above and beyond the law! It is about time Bernie paid a race track to use their facilities and track! The monopolies commission should investigate Bernie and his dealings as he has to a too big a share of the market and ripping everyone off!

RD350LC - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 10:46 AM

Beeflin, He challenges the businesses who contract with him to be clever enough to make money for him and themselves
I think you will find thats twaddle
He crucifies circuits with extortionate fees takes all the on site sponsorship and advertising money & expects the circuits to be grateful for it
Closer to extortion than business if you ask me

RD350LC - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 10:49 AM

Ferret, suggesting that the F1 circus pays to use the facilities is almost heresy on here or was the last time I said that that is how it should work
By the way agree 100% with what you said

youngslinger - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 11:00 AM

Well done Bernie. You now have exactly what you originally wanted - New Jersey GP, using Austin as the 'come on' - probably with such a contract, never really expecting it to happen, thus such public put-down comments.

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