Posted by Anthony CarboneJuly 16, 2007 at 6:57 am
This is rediculous. I don’t understand “we didn’t reach an agreement”. What the hell is there to agree on? F1 comes to the USA and everyone is happy in the make glorious benefit country of the world. F1 gets American love, America gets F1 love, and everyone makes shit loads of money. I guess the trend of making as much money as possible using one of the largest events in the world as your vehicle is starting to reverse itself, sorta like the poles of our planet.
“After several discussions, Bernie Ecclestone and I were unable to agree how to keep Formula One in Indianapolis for the near term,” said IMS chief executive Tony George in a statement.
So seeing that there was no agreement reached after several discussions it’s most likely because someone is being a greedy bastard. UN-REAL. These guys obviously both need to enroll in a negotiating course because no deal is not a good deal for anyone when it comes to F1 destinations.
Ecclestone explained to Reuters “We didn’t reach an agreement… Let’s see if we miss America,” adding that no other U.S. venue was lined up to replace Indianapolis on the 2008 calendar.
This will most likely mean that my trip to Montreal next year for the Canadian Grand Prix will be that much crazier because of all the folks in the USA coming up north to my igloo laden country to get a taste of F1 next year. GREAT as if we need to deal with Montreal being that much crazier than it already is during that weekend.
“However, we have agreed to leave the door open for a potential future date. “It has been a pleasure having the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis, and I hope that as we approach our Centennial Era at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an opportunity might present itself that would allow its return,” Ecclestone further explained.
“We most definitely should have a race here and if you ask me, maybe two or even more in the United States,” said Mercedes motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug after this year’s race at Indianapolis last month.
This story woke me up pretty fast today, a feat usually reserved for my morning coffee!