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Valencia circuit 'falling into disrepair'

Spanish media reports show Valencia street circuit falling into disrepair a matter of months after final F1 race
The chances of the Valencia street circuit making a return to F1 in future appear to be falling after Spanish media reports that the venue is starting to fall into a state of disrepair.

Having first been used in 2008, the circuit hosted its final F1 race in June last year but didn't feature on the calendar for 2013; being replaced by New Jersey before that race was then delayed by at least twelve months.

According to a report in Marca, the street circuit is already starting to fall into a state of disrepair, barely seven months after home hero Fernando Alonso secured a stunning victory in last year's European Grand Prix.

A video filmed at the circuit shows missing electronics and wiring, flooded access tunnels and sewers without any manhole covers – also stating that 'a bridge that cost two million [is] now only used by homeless to spend the night'.

“Only seven months ago, the last Grand Prix of Europe was held at the track,” the report read. “Now, far from the glamour, the neighbours complain that there is no supervision and that thieves have taken everything that was worth anything.”

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oldbiker - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 12:29 PM

Sadly it was never going to be a success. Another example of politicians spending taxpayers money on vanity projects. I have some Spanish friends, who live in Valencia, who bought tickets for the first GP and reported that even then the stands were half empty. Spain loves bike racing and football, with F1 coming way down the list. As Spain has several excellent bike circuits, I can't see anyone wanting to invest in this white elephant.


January 24, 2013 12:18 PM

Spain's youth unemployment is at truly horrific levels and unemployment in general, think they have bigger worries that a GP circuit been unmaintained. It was a boring GP and won't be missed.

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