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NO US GRAND PRIX IN 2008
07-12-2007, 12:13 PM
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The Indianapolis Motor speedway has lost one of it's biggest races.
After an eight year run, Formula One U-S Grand Prix won't be returning to the Speedway next year.
A spokesman says he met with the boss of Formula-One last month and was confident that a new deal would be reached.
  There are reports that the race may be moving to another U-S city--possibly New York or Las Veags.
Traditionally, Indianapolis draws the largest crowds for the international race--close to 125-thousand in recent years.
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07-12-2007, 12:15 PM
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Well, je verrai tous le monde a Montreal.

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07-12-2007, 12:33 PM
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Bernie Strikes again !!!!!!!!!
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07-12-2007, 01:15 PM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2007 01:24 PM by trickydicky.)
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I'm not happy about it, but I can't say I'll miss Indy.

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07-12-2007, 01:16 PM
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Its true....what a sad news.
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07-12-2007, 01:47 PM
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Well I'm glad I was able to attend the last Formula One race in Indy, and have it be my first Formula One race to boot.

Next year Canada.

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07-12-2007, 02:45 PM
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What really makes me mad is now I can't go to Indy or Le Grand Prix de France!!!! Maybe Monza before that gets canned!!!

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07-12-2007, 02:56 PM
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It looks like Des and I where blessed to go this past month.

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07-12-2007, 03:01 PM
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yes David, blessed in many ways...though I'm not counting White Castle as one of them. I'd wanted to go to the USGP at Indy from the very first one!

however, that being said, I'd sure LOVE to go back a la Montreal, since the year I was there was raining. Hey, I stayed at the Holiday Inn closest to the airport then too. Maybe I'll start writing un comerciale' par le'hotel!

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07-12-2007, 03:16 PM
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F1weekly Wrote:What really makes me mad is now I can't go to Indy or Le Grand Prix de France!!!! Maybe Monza before that gets canned!!!

France and USA now have two common enemies.

Terrorists and Bernie!!!

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07-12-2007, 03:22 PM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2007 03:24 PM by DesireeF1Weekly.)
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liberte', egalite', fraternite'!

Off with his Head!!!


And Clark, you'd love Montreal, they speak your native tongue & if you want more of the France-like feeling, we could blow cigarette smoke in your face & sneer at you alot & not wear deodorant.

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07-12-2007, 04:48 PM
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cozmoose Wrote:France and USA now have two common enemies.

Terrorists and Bernie!!!

France battles with Terrorists?

News to me.

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07-12-2007, 06:39 PM
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That blows. I really liked Indy, nice place to see a race. Good thing we went this year.

Well I guess I'll have to go to Spa next year instead. Big Grin

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07-12-2007, 11:24 PM
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ahhh Spa-Francochamps, yes FOM camerman Jean-Michel was there on the scene, at the double pass.

But Montreal is on the same glorious continent & therefore easier to get to.

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07-13-2007, 12:26 AM
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Montreal in 2008 sounds good to me!

You have to admit that if you went to the Montreal race then you didn't go to Indy and Vice Versa. The schedule really did not help out Indy being the 2nd GP in the two week period. Bernie did not do anyone any favors with the schedule situation there yet he is first to blame the promoters.

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07-13-2007, 01:32 AM
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all the travel and freight cost for F1 circus to come to North America was shared by Montreal and Indy....now Montreal will have to bear it all.
That can't be good!

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07-13-2007, 01:54 PM
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Replace the USA GP with a race in Argentina, Mexico or even Brazil.

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07-13-2007, 04:07 PM
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Brasil & Argentina are on another continent, dude.

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07-13-2007, 04:42 PM (This post was last modified: 07-13-2007 04:47 PM by trickydicky.)
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I know exactly where they are, I did study geography once upon a time Big Grin

I was just suggesting that while they were in the Area they could pop down south.

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07-13-2007, 06:48 PM
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nice display td! well done!!

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07-13-2007, 07:00 PM
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I cant express how sad I am, it was the one thing i looked forward to every year, plus it was always a good bonding weekend with the pops. Hell i loved the usgp more than Christmas!

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07-13-2007, 07:10 PM
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btw I wrote to a local news station about a "poll" they run that showed 49% didnt care about the race at all.

here is what i said

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I was tuned in last evening watching your report on the decision to not to have the USGP in 2008. I was very disappointed in your so called "poll". The reason I am writing to you is for a number of reasons. Please note i'm not a "off and on" Fan, I have been a fan for nearly 20 years.

I feel that your "poll" is bogus, because if you had "polled" mostly Formula 1 fans (which we know is very few in Indiana), or fans that knew more about the sport, you would have had a different outcome. What if we had a major soccer event in Indianapolis ( i.e. World Cup) and you asked me my opinion? I'm far from a soccer fan, and I would have told you that "it doesnt matter to me". That in turn would be a frown upon the fans that love soccer. Your outcome makes Mr. Eccelstone's statements true, and it doesn't help Formula 1's reputation. I have been a Formula 1 fan since I was the age of 10, and your coverage, or shall I say lack of coverage upsets me. For example, if something mediocre would have happened during a Nascar event, the Colts, etc etc, you would have a full 5-10 minutes devoted to that story. The only time your station or any other station has anything devoted to Formula 1 is if something bad has happened. There are many upon many of things within the sport that make it great! Your poll is just a continuation on your lack of coverage and support on the series. Formula 1 needs support from every part in the city, if it is to be successful. Every year I hope to see more about F1 when they are in town during your broadcast, or any other stations broadcast. Unfortunately I usually see the same lackluster coverage and support that Bernie is upset about. I wish you would see that more coverage would help build a larger Formula 1 fan base. I know the politics behind Formula 1, and How Mr. Eccelstone runs his business, but what stops you from getting stories and informing the locals. I understand that you cant broadcast from inside the track ( a-la Indy 500/Nascar) , but why cant you do the coverage outside? I saw one reporter outside the track on race day, in the most remote location on 16th street. That is just sad, get the track team out there, show more traffic, give some insights, etc etc. Make it feel welcome, make it feel important like the Alstate 400 and the Indy 500.

I'm just frustrated, because you coverage just shows how much the race isn't supported. Maybe you have no control on what you report on, but then again I don't believe that. I believe your "select" what you want coverage. I honestly feel bad for the George Family, the city of Indianapolis, and the United States. They all have lost a great event that spotlights this great state and city! They spent millions upon millions to bring the race and all they needed was some support from the locals and local media. Yes they could have done more on there end, but if you look at the prices of tickets, they are so, so much cheaper than anywhere else in the world.

In closing I hope when we get the MotoGP race (By the way I'm also a Fan of this series), and I hope the local media and locals embrace and support this series. It will only help in the long run, if we want to keep that race and have the Formula 1 event return.

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07-14-2007, 12:06 AM
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that's great you took the time to write the letter to the local station(and w/ a newborn in the house).

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07-14-2007, 12:36 AM
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It kinda feels like we are kicking out a houseguest (Bernie) who didn't appreciate where he was staying and inviting over a couple more (MotoGP, ALMS, Grand-Am) who will. As much as I hate seeing F1 go away, that leaves a date open for a 12/24 hour endurance race. How about a younger, slightly less prestigious version of LeMans where the European teams can come over under ALMS for "The 24 Hours of the Brickyard". Pardon me while I go off and dream.Smile

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07-14-2007, 03:43 AM
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SAC Wrote:btw I wrote to a local news station about a "poll" they run that showed 49% didnt care about the race at all.

I feel that your "poll" is bogus, because if you had "polled" mostly Formula 1 fans (which we know is very few in Indiana), or fans that knew more about the sport, you would have had a different outcome.


Its not exactly the same question, and not from the same audience, but I found this interesting...

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