F1 »

Australian Grand Prix `does not benefit` country.

“It's no secret we have been having discussions. We haven't concluded those discussions. We'd like to get an agreement going forward, but it's got to be the right deal for our state; it's got to provide value for money.”

In a recent poll to find Melbourne's best tourist attraction, held by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and Tourism Victoria, the grand prix failed to gain even a single vote.

Previous reports have suggested that a new deal that will see the race continue to be held until at least 2015 has been all-but agreed [see separate story – click here]. It has also been suggested the event could be moved to a heavily-revamped Eastern Creek circuit near Sydney, which currently hosts A1GP.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Start, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 16-18/3/ 2007,
F1 Glamour, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 14-16th, March, 2008
Fans, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 14-16th, March, 2008
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
26.07.2014- Qualifying, The Mercedes AMG F1 W05 of Lewis Hamilton (GBR) in the pt lane
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position and 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
26.07.2014- Qualifying, A message to Michael Schumacher
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
26.07.2014- Qualifying, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 AND 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 pole position

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


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 *******



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.