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Author Topic: Will Silverstone host after 2019?  (Read 1305 times)

Offline Calman

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Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 10:51:32 PM »
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  • London was Bernie's plan, until it got an anti-combustion engine mayor.

    If a street race happens in Britain, it'll probably be Birmingham - but it's difficult to see what British city could outbid Silverstone.
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    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 02:02:26 AM »
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  • If a street race happens in Britain, it'll probably be Birmingham

    That makes sense! ... Brumm Brumm.   (sorry, it was right there folks from around Birmingham).  :-[

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    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #18 on: December 17, 2018, 03:05:31 PM »
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  • You probably knew this, but people from Birmingham are nicknamed Brummies... ..and until recent law changes made it redundant, Birmingham was the only city in the UK with a licence to hold a street race (a hangover from the Birmingham Superprix of the late 1980s),
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    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
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  • The annual Silverstone crisis is getting a bit boring.  Maybe the “British” teams should for a consortium and take the British GP private and fund it properly, at Silverstone or wherever they think it will be successful for years to come.
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    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
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  • The annual Silverstone crisis is getting a bit boring.  Maybe the “British” teams should for a consortium and take the British GP private and fund it properly, at Silverstone or wherever they think it will be successful for years to come.

    Considering how much of the crowd are friends and family of the employees paid for by the British teams, it might be cheaper if they just owned it.

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    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #21 on: December 17, 2018, 07:43:20 PM »
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  • The annual Silverstone crisis is getting a bit boring.  Maybe the “British” teams should for a consortium and take the British GP private and fund it properly, at Silverstone or wherever they think it will be successful for years to come.


    I think the British GP is the only privately funded F1 race already Scott. No government or local authority funding at all, that's a big part of the problem.

    Considering how much of the crowd are friends and family of the employees paid for by the British teams, it might be cheaper if they just owned it.


    Can't see British Racing Drivers Club, the owners, selling Silverstone to the British teams, they've already turned down an offer from Bernie to buy it lock, stock and barrel.


    However it seems BRDC have proposed to Liberty that they can keep all the GP ticket receipts, a possible sum of £30m less a small percentage for the admin and organisational costs instead of a race hosting fee. Silverstone is the best attended race on the calendar so perhaps they'll see a special case could apply.   
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    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #22 on: December 17, 2018, 09:27:24 PM »
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  • I think that armchair fans, especially those outside of the UK, would be puzzled that with so many teams based out of the UK, how on earth would their own GP be at risk?? - especially with Silverstone's major facelift in recent years!!

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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 03:30:58 PM »
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  • The "facelift" was mandated by Bernie, else the race would have gone ten years ago. Also, while there are six teams domiciled in Britain, they don't all see it as their true home race:

    Mercedes - Germany (and is helping bankroll the German Grand Prix already)
    Renault - France
    Red Bull - Austria (and pays all the fees for the Austrian Grand Prix)
    Racing Point - Canada (who knows how that will play out, but before this year, the team was always low on money)

    McLaren and Williams actually do see themselves as British, but they have bigger problems. Also, if they paid the hosting fees, it would cost them about 20% of their combined income in year 1 and probably 40% of their income in year 10 thanks to the infamous escalator system.

    If Silverstone manages to get a deal of "all ticket fees minus organisational costs", it'll be laughing, because that will put it alongside Monaco as a fee-free track. (At the moment, handing over zero ticket costs still makes a loss, thanks to inability to use any other source of income apart from limited amounts from the independent concession stands).
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Will Silverstone host after 2019?
    « Reply #24 on: December 24, 2018, 02:37:07 AM »
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  • Even worse than that ... they have sold out at Silverstone (*cough* ... I mean Christmas Party Dates!!)  :DD

    https://www.silverstone.co.uk/plan-your-event/christmas-parties/

    ... £60 ??? (sure I've spent more than that on a cold soggy pizza).


    Season's Best,
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