To all the people just thinking that there are no real alternatives, I came up with one a feew days ago in a comment:
Good for Spa! I hope they can negotiate a deal good enough so they won’t need to alternate.
Still, in my opinion it’s simple: if some F1 teams get more money because of heritage, then the same should apply for circuits. Monaco Has it, but Canada, Spa, SuZuka, Silverstone, Monza and Brasil should also get it.
Let Bahrain and Abu Dahbi pay. Oh and Russia and the USA too. What better advertisement for oil than F1? And I know that at least Bahrain and Abu Dahbi won’t bat an eye if their fees quadrupeled. They’re swimming in money over there. And to be part of the historic circus F1 is, comes with a price.
Bernie’s getting old. He doesn’t ask those countries what they easily can afford…
So, I don’t want to hear anything about contracts etcetera, it’s not too hard to get the same money but keep all real circuits.
(I editted out three spellingmistakes but for the rest the comment is untouched)
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In a reply to @Jord93
Jord93 said on 31st March 2012, 8:20
I’ve read a report online: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120330/F1/120339980
They’re basically saying Belgium’s holding up the deal at the moment, since the Wallonia government, who provides the taxpayers’ money for the race, wants to renegotiate with F1 themselves. One minister was quoted as saying the alternation was “not the answer”.
@Prisonermonkeys I would happily sign for your 5 year program. Maybe someone else is at the helm of FOM at that time, so if there’s any possibilty to get such a deal, you should always go for it (as well in real life).
(Oh and if the economy isn’t fixed enough in 5 years, I guess all of us have some other problems than F1. Like: what am I gonna eat?)