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Canadian GP to come back!

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Mark Birney, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Mark Birney

    Mark Birney

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    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/08/05/canadian-grand-prix-to-return-says-ecclestone/

    YES! :woop:
     
  2. Rhys Gardiner

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    :bananahuge:
     
  3. Mark Birney

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    Couldn't have said it better myself :)
     
  4. Matthew Gutteridge

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    Peanut Butter + Jelly sandwiches all round I think, and a game of baseball later :):bananahuge:
     
  5. Richard Kay

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    The Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve is one of my personal favourites.
     
  6. Bert Van Waes

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    indeed, this is great news!! lovely fast track!!
     
  7. Resi Respati

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    :woot:
     
  8. Ian Landry

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    While I couldn't be happier if the Canadian GP does come back (I live in Montreal!), it's not a done deal yet.

    This is a classic Bernie pressure tactic... leak his opinion to a trusted media... public opinion then puts pressure on politicians for money. Bernie is asking for so much money that for the moment it's not viable economically.

    But let's be optimistic and hope for the best!

    Ian
     
  9. Mark Birney

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    I'd say it will. It's a fan favourite and a driver favourite. Also, with teams wanting to return to NA (and the coming of USF1) there's an incentive to return to the likes of Montreal. As for USA, I wonder what GP will take place there? I doubt it'd be Indianapolis again...
     
  10. Andrew Evans

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    please god no never ever again.

    ever.
     
  11. Michael Herrmann

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    :plus1:
     
  12. Michel Salvador

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    :plus1: for the montreal :)

    well i live in montreal damn this year really sux in downtown montreal lol
    it our biggest event of the year it as to come back .....
     
  13. Mark Birney

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    Exactly, Michel. Big issue for tourism alright.
     
  14. Keith Peppiatt

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    Bernie needs to get a North American circuit in the calendar with USF1 coming... it's the market he needs to crack. Would be nice to see him set a realistic value for the short term and not try to get the big bucks in from day 1.

    Indy not perfect track with the internal middle-fiddle bit but i'd support another shot at it.
     
  15. Xosé Estrada

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    The problem is there is no track in US that can fit F1 except Indianapolis?, not sure but I read something about this time ago.
     
  16. Mark Birney

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    There are a few by now, it's a matter of being near the markets. Many people would be near Indianapolis for the Nascar and they would also have everything they need to cater for thousands of fans. For many other tracks, this may not tbe the case. Indianpolis IS one of America's best known speedways.

    They could use Infineon or Daytona Road Course (same used in the 24h of Daytona).
     
  17. Ross Balfour

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    Laguna :lol:
     
  18. Mark Birney

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    Possible, but unlikely. They drove a Toyota round there a couple of years back and broke the record. But it was at the absolute max ride height.
     
  19. Andrew Herron

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    Laguna is too short for f1, and if F1 was to go there the track would potentially be ruined with the safety regs f1 has, we could see the corkscrew straightend out and have miles of tarmac run-off to spoil the scenery. Please Bernie dont bother messing with Laguna.
     
  20. Mark Birney

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    True Andrew. I doubt FIA would permit such an overhaul though just for the sake of one event. They know as much as anyone that other races are run there. With that, I think it's almost certain F1 will avoid Laguna. Besides, it's in California. Would they not choose a venue on the east coast so the teams don't have to come as far from Europe.