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Author Topic: Will Silverstone host after 2019?  (Read 309 times)

Offline Robem64

"I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

Offline Jericoke

Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 03:26:26 PM »
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  • I don't see a problem with moving races per se.  You need to have deals in place where the promoters prosper, the sponsors prosper, and the fans have a good time.

    Liberty turning F1 into a big party is a dangerous strategy though:  if people are there for the party, maybe another party which is just as good, but without the expense of racecars, will come along and suddenly you're without customers.

    Montreal, Melbourne, Mexico and Sao Paolo are all races in the heart of major cities, and they're not forced to be 'street races'.  Even the failed New York/New Jersey race was planned to be on a dedicated race track.

    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 07:56:37 PM »
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  • Britain has no viable location that could take a street race - especially under the current economic climate. No track is anywhere near capable of reaching Grade 1 standard either. Therefore, leaving Silverstone will mean - at least temporarily - leaving Britain. France lost its race in 2008 and it took nearly a decade to regain its slot, largely due to calendar congestion...
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline Ian

    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #3 on: Today at 12:16:16 AM »
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  • One little bit shows what it's all about now, 'Stakeholders and Shareholders', money money money. All any business cares about now is their shareholders.
    An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

    Offline Dare

    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #4 on: Today at 04:25:16 AM »
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  • FOM won't be happy till all the classic  races
    are gone and more Asian races take their place
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #5 on: Today at 02:59:32 PM »
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  • FOM won't be happy till all the classic  races
    are gone and more Asian races take their place

    FOM has only one job:  makes as much money from Formula One as possible. 

    That's the results of having so many competing interests in Formula One, everyone has their own little kingdom to look after, and they have no choice but to double down on their narrow focus.  Why make $20 million in Silverstone when you can make $20.5 million in Timbuktu?  So what if in 5 years Timbuktu won't make a cent?  You need that $0.5 million now!

    They need to have the sport run by the teams as a whole.  The teams understand their needs for making money, providing a sport and building a future.  Claire Williams doesn't care about F1 next year, next 5 years, or even the next 20 years.  She wants Williams to be something that matters 100 years from now.  That means racing where people want to see races, both in terms of 'historic' fanbase, and building a new fanbase.