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TheBoiledEgg
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:44 PM
British GP axed


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40392000/jpg/_40392341_silverstone203.jpg The BRDC has not received any financial help from the government

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will not take place in 2005 after being omitted from the provisional calendar.

The decision has still to be ratified by the world council of the FIA, which meets on 13 October.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone reportedly wanted 8.9m from race organisers the British Racing Drivers' Club to host the race.

BRDC president Jackie Stewart described the decision as "a disaster" and called on Ecclestone to rethink.

Stewart told BBC Radio Five Live: "We've gone as far as we can in making cutbacks in other areas to be able to afford the Grand Prix because we feel it is very important for the country as a whole. "The gap between money being asked for (by Formula One) and what we can offer is comparatively small - in single figures of millions - but the amount is unaffordable. "The British Racing Drivers Club cannot afford the British Grand Prix at any price."

jrm
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:47 PM
Silverstone :eek: :eek: :eek:

i hear that F1 is in big crisis (not only because of beeing boring and predictable) :lol:

Avid Merrion
Sep 30th, 2004, 05:48 PM
:sad: sad but not surprised. Ecclestone has had it in for Silverstone for ages.

Dava
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Is Brands going to get it now, or is that it, now British GP this year?

Avid Merrion
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:12 PM
:wavey: hey Dava, if Silverstone is definitely taken off the F1 calendar then there will be no British GP.

Martian Willow
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Shouldn't a Grand Prix make money?

Grachka
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:13 PM
I'm fairly sure that means no British GP at all.

However, I reckon that the government will step in, if only to be popular. There is also the British based teams that will lobby for it, so all is not lost.

Personally, it should be somewhere different, because Silverstone is not exactly an inspiring track, in my opinion. *Dreams of GP on the streets of Edinburgh*

Avid Merrion
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:16 PM
i wouldn't hold your breath for the government to step in.

as for a GP in Edinburgh, i thought the car was the enemy to the City council. you can't even drive through the streets in a normal car these days! :lol:

Luna_Angel_84
Sep 30th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Gahhh this is shit for all the British fans! I was bloody wanting to go next year too! Maybe they'll see sense and put it back in, but I don't see it happening for 2005. :sad:

!<blocparty>!
Oct 1st, 2004, 01:25 PM
shit.And there was me planning to go 2 :rolleyes: although I heard on the radio this morning it may be axed. :shrug:

Fucking Bernie schmerie :fiery: ! He is british for christ sake!

Daniel
Oct 1st, 2004, 02:56 PM
bad news