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.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

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?

mrfill

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" ?

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.