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FrozenCandle

July 19, 2013 2:45 AM

F1 » Ellinas proud of debut appearance


People can (and do) laugh and scoff at one of the slower teams in F1 having a young driver academy and say it's useless, but think what it means to this young lad. Marussia are doing well to support Tio, who in my opinion is one to look out for in the future. And, might I add, he isn't just some cashed up rich-boy like Chilton. The kid has talent.

FrozenCandle

February 12, 2013 1:51 PM

F1 » Coulthard hits out at Albert Park protestors


Pulled from the Australian Grand Prix Corporation's annual report... "There are few international sporting events bigger than Formula 1 and while the costs of staging such an event are high, the combined economic and branding benefits are enormous." "Formulamoney, an annual, independent data report on the business of Formula 1 based in London values the global exposure of Melbourne during the 2012 event to be in the region of $217.2 million, an increase of 13.9% on 2011."

FrozenCandle

February 12, 2013 1:35 PM

F1 » Coulthard hits out at Albert Park protestors


I think DC's comments are out of order since the money isn't coming out of his pocket, and he has no connection with Melbourne or it's people. However he's correct in blaming narrow-mindedness for the opposition towards the event. It's not as black and white as 'what we pay to host it' and 'how much profit the tickets make'. There's economic stimulus through hospitality and retail outlets, the likelihood of attendees returning to the city for another holiday or encouraging their friends to. So much more than people choose to see....

FrozenCandle

February 12, 2013 1:32 PM

F1 » Coulthard hits out at Albert Park protestors


Melbourne is Australia's 'culture' city. It relies on events and spectacles to lure not only foreign, but also domestic tourism. The truth is they have to spend money to earn it back. There's no beautiful harbour and not as many beaches as Sydney, so they compete in other ways. Having a Grand Prix is one of them. A Ernst & Young report commissioned by Tourism Melbourne entitled "Economic Impact of the 2011 Melbourne Grand Prix" shows that 91.9% of GP attendees were likely to return to Victoria for a future holiday, and 93.6% of attendees were likely to recommend Victoria as a holiday destination to their friends.


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