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Ecclestone Confirms Hungaroring Contract Extension

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. Brian Duddy

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    22 races temporarily on the schedule means that probably at least 2 of them are doubtful, and now we can cross Hungary off the list. New Jersey is probably one (sadly... I -really- want to see a race there), what's the other? Or are there more?
     
  3. Salut Gilles

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    Rumors mention Korea is in jeopardy, although the track is very nice, the new infrastructures weren't delivered as promised. The other one is India: disappointment due to lack of attendence last year (the first year was a novelty, the second was perhaps too costly).
     
  4. Graham Laing

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    I am old fashioned, I don't really like the 'modern' tracks that much, with their vast amount of run-off areas.

    I did like Istanbul as a modern track, but there wasn't enough spectators.

    I want an Austrian, French, Portuguese, and Dutch GP. Given the F1 history in the USA, I do not want two American GP's.

    I am also worried about the possible loss of the Belgian and Canadian GP's.

    Tracks I would ditch, Abu Dhabi, Korea, Singapore, and possibly China.
     
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  5. Tom

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    Belgium and Canada are classics, they have to stay in the calendar. Then again, I think the Abu Dhabi race is pretty awesome and Singapore is neat as well. Getting Austria back into F1 would be great and with Red Bull now being the owner of the A1 Ring it should be a no-brainer. :)
     
  6. Shane Butler

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    Am I the only one who absolutely loathes the Hungaroring? It's great that there are always lots of fans attending the Hungarian GP but in my opinion it's one of the worst tracks on the calender.
     
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  7. Tony Holder

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    With you on that....
     
  8. David Jundt

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    Why does no-one mention Bahrain? "Borerain", as I call it, should be gone, not just because of the track.
     
  9. Markus Neumann

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    Because it's not a popularity contest?

    Most likely candidates are India, Korea, and New Jersey is not a sure thing either.
     
  10. Calum McLure

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    Looks like India is one of the tracks under threat, Bernie still annoyed there is no tax exemption for F1 teams as the Indian government doesn't recognize F1 as a sport :rolleyes:
     
  11. Salut Gilles

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    As long as the Multi-Million $$s CASH will keep 'falling' into 'we-know-who's never-deep-enough pockets (or his successor...), that 'borean' one will stay on the calendar. We all know it too well, unfortunately. :(
     
  12. David Jundt

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    It's certainly isn't popular with the fans, drivers and some teams I guess?:p

    So, in India, Cricket is a sport but F1 not?
     
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  14. David Jundt

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    Does that make the layout any better? I was speaking about the track itself, not a single race.

    And yeah, go and take 2013 where the tyres create the action.

    You'd rather search for older races there.
     
  15. Hampus Andersson

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    India out for 2014,

    So India, Jersey out, Russia, Austria in.