F1 » Locals target Alonso in opposition to Valencia race

What would F1 be without a protest? This weekend's European GP has locals up in arms over disruption to daily life....

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Boo hoo - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 10:32 AM

"whaaaa we don't want F1 in our town, whaaa we gonna send letters to Alonso, whaaaa it disrupts daily life, whaaa whaaaa whaaaa". Catch a grip *****s F1 is class and none of you minorities will be able to stop it

jaime - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 10:54 AM

Well, I live in Valencia and can't agree with the "disrupting daily life" argument... almost no one complains when the city gets totally messed-up during two weeks in Fallas!

However, the "there was another existing F1 track" argument is totally on spot...

Caroline - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 10:58 AM

Valencia only needs 0.2% of F1's annual TV audience to decide to visit Valencia at some point over the next 10 years, and this would more than double the return on the investment in the race.

Spain heavily relies on tourism as a major part of its economy, that's why the fading tourism city of Valencia decided to have a race in the first place.

Firestorm - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 11:29 AM

Why the spanish didn't ask some money from the football teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona? These two are the most rich teams in the world of football. They must understand that their economical crisis is an European one and should blame the financial institutions of EU. It seems that Lady Merkel of Germany has found a better way that Hitler did to annex the European Countries. The financial institutions of Bruxels are not paying dividends so stop using F1 as a scapegoats because I am a fan F1 and I want to watch racing. This should be better considering that the race at Valencia is called the European GP.

Gorbachov - Unregistered

June 20, 2012 12:37 PM

if you got business around F1 and make money with it the race is a great attraction but if you are an ordinary tax payer having to pay so others make money out of the event and have your daily life disrupted by changes F1 brings to the area is something tax payers will eventually get fed up soon.

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