F1 » Ecclestone defends moving F1 out of Europe

Bernie Ecclestone was still busy defending the decision to proceed with the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend - while also dropping some beloved European races from the schedule.

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David Winstanley - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 3:20 PM

Hey Crash,

In your story there is this line...

We came to agreements with the promoters of the great prizes, and if that is good for the country, fine," he said.

Don't you think that that should be 'We came to agreements with the promoters of the Grand Prix...' instead?


April 24, 2012 12:10 AM

"We are a world championship, and that means we have to be all over the planet,"

Excluding anywhere in Africa of course. And Central America. And the Caribbean. All places which used to host GPs. There are now 8 races in Asia, 8 in Europe, 2 in North America and one each in South America and Australia.

12 of the 12 teams come from Europe.

16 of the drivers are European, 3 South American, 2 Asian, 2 Australian and one Central American.

This has nothing to do with geography or popularity of the sport. Why not be honest and just say "we go where I can make the most money" ?

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