F1 » Cost row plunges Australian GP future into doubt


As a row erupts over whether the Australian GP still represents value for money to the taxpayer, the future of one of the most popular events on the F1 calendar hangs in the balance...


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Roy Mingslang

January 27, 2011 12:54 AM

Dangerous Dave & others make some very good points. It's hard not to see much of this as a "Bernie's greed" issue.

Having said that, some of Doyle's comments are a little short sighted. Trouble is, no one can accurately state the cost benefit flow on numbers, so those who are anti-GP can sling sh*t at it, knowing the figures are rubbery.

As a semi-local, I hope it stays, though I can see it going elsewhere in Oz. Yes, Bathurst would be the pick, but there are too many track safety issues, I would think, for F1 & it may be too de-centralised to work.
Adelaide is a sentimental favorite, though.
However, if the Bernie factor isn't resolved in terms of lowering the up front cost, all of this is probably to no avail.

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