F1 » Ecclestone to call time on New Jersey – again?


Bernie Ecclestone has compared plans for a second US F1 event to Donington Park's failed bid to wrest the British GP from Silverstone, but refuses to rule the event out just yet.

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yachtJohn

August 24, 2013 5:33 AM
Last Edited 491 days ago

Only 3 motivations for Bernie to pursue a race in New Jersey-dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. N.J is the most corrupt state in the US, there are more billionaires in NYC than any other city, AND it gives him a lever to demand more $$$ from other prospective tracks/nations. I guess that's his job, for now. Hpw the German prison system will employ him, no idea.

I doubt NJ F1 ever happens. A sideshow to bloat other more feasible events.

Fullofit

August 24, 2013 10:52 AM
Last Edited 490 days ago

@ Ty ... You do realise that if he took a maths class yesterday he's effectively a professor of it today? (well, on here at least).

I just cannot wait for the day he goes for his first driving lesson! Then we're really in trouble.

Jim Clausen

August 24, 2013 12:27 PM
Last Edited 490 days ago

I don't know how it works in other countries, but here, in the U.S., wealthy sport's team owners expect and usually get the taxpayer to pay for their venue. Of course, the owners demand mostly all of the profits, but they structure the deal so they have no financial responsibility if the thing fails. This is probably the case with the New Jersey GP.

Although I have no first hand knowledge, it appears to me the New Jersey elected officials won't come to terms with Eccelstone, Hindery, Pook, et al. Too small of a cut for the pols, no doubt. We do know Bernie gets his money upfront. He never leaves town empty handed.

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