Friday, October 10, 2008

ON THE CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

Well, great. Just when the world economy goes to heck, Formula 1 decides to nix the Canadian Grand Prix and kill the millions of tourism dollars it brings to Montreal. Instead, they claim they are putting a race into Abu Dhabi instead.

And now people are clueing into F1's game. Seems dropping the event is a ploy to try and get the government officials to fork over public money to F1 so they can hold a race here in Canada. It's basically extortion.

To which a lot of people are going: "screw the Grand Prix!" Why can't NASCAR put another one of its races at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve? And the coast would be clear to go after the IRL, too. People are sick of the extortion and sick of these shakedowns from F1 all the time. Canada is basically being held hostage by the F1 promoters.


Still, it would be a shame to not have a race. We'll see, but all I have to say is this nonsense from Bernie Ecclestone blows bigtime.

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