F1 » Australian GP loses support of local council.

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racerdog45 - Unregistered

June 28, 2008 3:41 PM

According to Bernie F1 doesn't need Germany, England, France, USA and now Australia. Guess what Bernie we don't need you and we can't afford you anyways! I guess Bernie thinks the only person who needs to make a profit for the sport to survive is himself! Keep going to those 3rd world countries and see how long your fanbase keeps watching on TV. Sooner or later governments are going to realize that F1 isn't worth padding Bernie's pocket and kissing his *******

steve - Unregistered

June 28, 2008 8:28 PM

Haha, I've never heard that saying before Jonov, and I'm American.

I think its hilarious that the locals are complaining about the noise and inconvenience, its only 3 days out of the year!

Buelliful .

June 28, 2008 11:21 PM

Let's see how well F1 does if all these tracks decide to tell Bernie to GTF!
People watch racing in places they like and if races start going to far flung crap they won't watch. Why should somewhere host it at a loss?

annoyed aussie - Unregistered

June 29, 2008 6:07 AM

The fact is F1 race themselves rarely run at a profit. The profits are external. Why do you think so many races are dependant on government support?

The thing I find irritating is that she is obviously just disinterested in racing. If the mayor of a small city has the time and resources to calculate the overall economics of a GP then i'll jump of a cliff.

The fact that the state premier is still extremely keen on finding a way to keep the race is proof of the benefits, and Janet Cribbes unconsidered opinion.

rxracer - Unregistered

June 29, 2008 6:29 AM

People dont tell Bernie to 'GTF', thats what he tells them. To the casual observer it might seem like he charges too much, but Bernie is one of the most intelligent, shrewd and highly respected businessman you'll ever find. He'll never be short of countries wanting to host/reinstate an event.

Another Local - Unregistered

June 29, 2008 7:58 AM

Port Phillip Council is just a local council for the area the race in run in, not council of all of Melbourne... and they really haven't been behind it from the start.
This press release is just more hype from the opponents of the event.

alphaJ - Unregistered

June 29, 2008 11:26 AM

"its only 3 days out of the year!"

really? yea, the GP weekend is 3 days but you obviously haven't included the weeks of disruption involved to turn, what is for a large majority, a day to day public space into to a race circuit :rolleyes:

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