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2011 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Live Thread
Chode ^ | 11/10/2011 | Chode

Posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:15 PM PST by Chode

Edited on 11/10/2011 4:48:18 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

2011 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

Venue: New Delhi
Date: Sunday 30 October
Lap length: 3.31 miles
Race laps: 61
2010 winner: N/A
First grand prix: 2011

Fri Sunny 27c

Sat Sunny 28c

Sun Sunny 28c


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix

on/off... if you want on or off the F1 list mash here to get added/removed

one of these links should work... http://www.justin.tv/directory/sports/auto_racing

1 posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:16 PM PST by Chode
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To: Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; cld51860; ...
UP...!!!

2 posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Stuff...

Stephen Mullens, the former lawyer and business partner of Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, is to be called to testify in the bribery trial of German investment banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Mr Mullens will follow Mr Ecclestone into the witness box to give evidence about alleged bribes paid to Dr Gribkowsky relating to the 2006 sale of F1 to CVC Partners.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Ecclestone has said that he stood to lose "in excess of £2 billion" if Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs demanded tax on the trust fund set up for his ex-wife and daughters. Ecclestone has told Germany's biggest post-war corruption trial that he made payments to Gribkowsky to prevent him making "vindictive" accusations to the British tax authorities about the trust.
Full story: the Times (requires subscription)

Kimi Raikkonen says he has no agreement to race in Formula 1 next season with Williams, but admits he has been talking to the team.
Full story: Turun Sanomat (in Finnish)

Formula 1 team principals have postponed a meeting planned for this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to discuss the future of the Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA).
Full story: Autosport

Jenson Button has warned his rivals: I'll be an even stronger F1 force next year.
Full story: The Sun

Button denies saying that: "Headline grabbers sell papers, it's just a pity I didn't say it!! ;-)"
Jenson Button on Twitter

Button has heralded the current depth of talent in F1 as much greater than when he made his debut 11 years ago. (Autosport magazine)

Ferrari's Felipe Massa, Sauber's Sergio Perez and Renault's Vitaly Petrov were among the drivers to take the field for a charity football match in Abu Dhabi.
Full story: Pirelli's official Facebook page

3 posted on 11/10/2011 3:26:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Date: Sunday 30 October

Huh?

4 posted on 11/10/2011 3:39:22 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo
my bad... i pasted the wrong clip, AGAIN!!!
5 posted on 11/10/2011 4:03:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Do they drive into buildings? Are they driving cabs? Do they have breaks for prayers? Do they wave the black flag of jihad as they cross the Finish Line? Does the Pit Crew load the cars/Taxis with explosives?
6 posted on 11/10/2011 5:01:55 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger
could very well be... it was off the schedule for awhile because of the Unrest
7 posted on 11/10/2011 5:44:17 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Um...unrest...um...ok...Kafir.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 7:46:24 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger
yup...

9 posted on 11/10/2011 8:03:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Awesome!

Thanx!


10 posted on 11/11/2011 5:33:58 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Chode
2nd Practice

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.586 31
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.785 0.199 30
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:39.971 0.385 20
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:39.980 0.394 34
5 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:40.104 0.518 35
6 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:40.132 0.546 26
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:40.553 0.967 34
8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:40.951 1.365 34
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:41.021 1.435 37
10 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.490 1.904 34
11 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.565 1.979 34
12 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:41.680 2.094 33
13 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:41.947 2.361 31
14 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:41.983 2.397 34
15 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:42.369 2.783 36
16 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:42.798 3.212 35
17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:42.910 3.324 34
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:43.562 3.976 36
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:44.050 4.464 38
20 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:44.265 4.679 41
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:45.486 5.900 34
22 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:46.142 6.556 32
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:46.249 6.663 21
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:46.328 6.742 34

11 posted on 11/11/2011 2:44:53 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:40.478 1:38.516 1:38.481 16
2 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.782 1:38.434 1:38.622 15
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.227 1:39.097 1:38.631 14
4 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:40.167 1:38.821 1:38.858 19
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:41.380 1:39.058 1:39.058 16
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:41.592 1:39.623 1:39.695 20
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:41.120 1:39.420 1:39.773 17
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:42.605 1:40.554 1:40.662 18
9 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:40.595 1:40.205 1:40.768 17
10 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:41.064 1:40.414 15
11 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.311 1:40.874 18
12 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:40.955 1:40.919 18
13 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:41.737 1:41.009 15
14 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:41.391 1:41.079 15
15 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:41.386 1:41.162 16
16 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.613 1:41.240 17
17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:42.258 1:41.760 13
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:42.979 11
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:43.884 11
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:44.515 9
21 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:44.641 9
22 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:44.699 8
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:45.159 8
24 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth No time 0
Q1 107% Time 1:46.766

12 posted on 11/12/2011 6:33:26 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

MajicTire by Pirelli?


13 posted on 11/13/2011 5:21:21 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: biff
they said there wasn't enough to do a post-mortem
14 posted on 11/13/2011 5:36:24 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 55 Winner 2 25
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 +8.4 secs 5 18
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +25.8 secs 3 15
4 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 55 +35.7 secs 4 12
5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 +50.5 secs 6 10
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 +52.3 secs 7 8
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 55 +75.9 secs 8 6
8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 55 +77.1 secs 9 4
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 55 + secs 10 2
10 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 16 1
11 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 11
12 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 54 +1 Lap 23
13 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 54 +1 Lap 12
14 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 54 +1 Lap 24
15 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 15
16 9 Bruno Senna Renault 54 +1 Lap 14
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 54 +1 Lap 17
18 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 53 +2 Laps 18
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 53 +2 Laps 19
20 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 53 +2 Laps 22
Ret 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 48 +7 Laps 20
Ret 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 19 +36 Laps 13
Ret 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 18 +37 Laps 21
Ret 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1 Puncture damage 1

15 posted on 11/13/2011 7:07:40 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

16 posted on 11/13/2011 7:08:30 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I like and the technical explanations he brings to a race but I hate how. giddy he gets when Mac and Little Miss Priss wins.

It woulda been a good race to watch between Hammy and Vettel had a tire not let loose.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 9:45:04 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: biff
yup... win lose or draw i'd of liked to see Vettel not drop out
18 posted on 11/13/2011 10:27:17 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

19 posted on 11/13/2011 3:15:11 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; cld51860; ...

what an effing embarrassment....

Formula One: Austin’s Circuit of the Americas suspends track construction; race under threat

By: Mac Morrison And Adam Cooper on 11/15/2011

Related Articles

*Formula One: Texas comptroller says money not guaranteed for U.S. Grand Prix

*U.S. Grand Prix in Austin: Ecclestone’s December deadline looms

*Formula One: Paper reports that work slows at Austin site; are changes looming for promoter Tavo Hellmund?

The planned 2012 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon suffered another potentially catastrophic blow when organizers announced that they have stopped construction on the new racetrack.

The announcement came just hours after the revelation by Texas state comptroller Susan Combs that no money from the state’s Major Events Trust Fund will be paid before the race takes place, apparently meaning that there is no state money available to pay Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone’s $25 million sanctioning fee, at least not prior to the race as planned originally. And if history is any sort of measuring stick, anyone who follows F1 knows Ecclestone and his travelling circus do not show up until he has been paid in full.

Circuit of the Americas’ statement tried to soften the impact by saying the facility’s “readiness for F1 United States Grand Prix [was] not yet affected,” and that construction will cease “until a contract assuring the Formula One United States Grand Prix will be held at Circuit of the Americas in 2012 is complete. The race contract between Formula One and Circuit of the Americas has not been conveyed to Circuit of the Americas per a previously agreed-upon timetable.”

That statement supports Autoweek’s story, reported Sunday evening, that dissension within the Circuit of the Americas organization between race brainchild Tavo Hellmund and key investor Bobby Epstein is one of the key roots of the trouble.

Only “the delivery of the Formula One Grand Prix race contract will allow construction operations to resume,” the statement said. In other words, Epstein appears to want Ecclestone to transfer to him from Hellmund the contract to hold the United States Grand Prix.

“We have spent tremendous resources preparing for the Formula One and MotoGP Championship races, but the failure to deliver race contracts gives us great concern,” said Epstein, a founding partner of the Circuit of the Americas. “We believe the United States is vital for the future of Formula One and its teams and sponsors. Given the purpose-built Tilke design, creating a unique fan experience and iconic challenge for drivers, we hope that Texas will not be left behind. More than 100,000 fans have expressed an interest in purchasing tickets for Formula One alone.”

“It is in the best interest of all parties to reach a timely resolution,” said Red McCombs, chairman of McCombs Enterprises and a founding partner of the Circuit of the Americas. “Local businesses, fans and the state of Texas are counting on us.”

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20111115/F1/111119910#ixzz1dq7Q2NLa


20 posted on 11/15/2011 8:40:48 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America


21 posted on 11/15/2011 9:04:26 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: God luvs America

My normal response would be “unbelievable.” But having followed F1 for six decades, it is completely believable.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 9:39:48 PM PST by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is now the best revenge.)
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To: God luvs America

Guess they tried to build a race track and a war broke out.........


23 posted on 11/15/2011 11:57:21 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: God luvs America
this is likely why they announced the Jersey race

The Jersey race could be a great one instead of the outskirts of Austin

.

24 posted on 11/16/2011 12:47:37 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: God luvs America

Ay carumba. Sounds like a Texas-sized cluster**** to me!


25 posted on 11/16/2011 6:37:06 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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from bad to worse....

F1: Ecclestone - Austin Race Set To Be Called Off
F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone says the Austin GP, scheduled for next November, is on the verge of being cancelled...

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the US GP is on the verge of disappearing from the 2012 calendar – and that nobody holds a contract to run the race.

In essence, the final deadline for any kind of resolution is the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in India on Dec. 7.

Speaking to Ian Parkes of the UK’s Press Association, Ecclestone admitted that the race would be dropped if there was no solution in the coming days: “Yes, it will be, for sure, 100 percent.”

Ecclestone also confirmed that Tavo Hellmund’s Full Throttle Productions no longer holds a contract to run the race, because it has been cancelled. Circuit of the Americas’ Bobby Epstein has thus been in negotiation over a totally new contract, rather than an acquisition of the one held by Hellmund.

“We had an agreement with Full Throttle Productions,” Ecclestone told Parkes. “Everything was signed and sealed, but we kept putting things off like the dates, various letters of credit and things that should have been sent, but nothing ever happened.

“Then these other people [Epstein and COTA] came on the scene, saying that they wanted to do things, but that they had problems with Tavo.

“They said they had the circuit, and that they wanted an agreement with me. I told them they had to sort out the contract with Tavo, which they said they would. But that has gone away now because we’ve cancelled Tavo’s contract as he was in breach.

“We’ve waited six months for him to remedy the breach. He knows full well why we’ve cancelled. He’s happy. But these other people haven’t got a contract. All we’ve asked them to do is get us a letter of credit.

“We are looking for security for money they are going to have to pay us. That is via a letter of credit, normally from a bank. If people don’t have the money, they find it difficult to get the letter of credit, and so we don’t issue a contract.”

The big problem is that the race no longer has any guarantee of receiving $25 million from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund, which was to have funded the sanctioning fee due to Ecclestone and the Formula One organization.

http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-bernie-ecclestone-austin-race-set-to-be-called-off/

good thing i always liked the track in Turkey....


26 posted on 11/16/2011 11:02:46 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

I knew it! I’m sure the promoters already gave Bernie a bunch of cash to secure a spot on the schedule, and the Bernie was going to find a way to take the cash and stiff them on the race!

I saw this coming a long time ago. Unless the race brings the national money trough for Bernie to guzzle at, he’s not interested in a race. Ask Tony George about that.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 11:06:17 AM PST by henkster
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To: God luvs America

Jiminy Cricket on a popsicle stick! It’s like Peter Windsor and US F1. The whole thing makes about as much sense as the OWS fleabaggers. The promoter didn’t have a contract with the racetrack owner, but did have one with F1, but now the racetrack owner is trying to negotiate with F1, but they canceled the race. Who’s on first?

All we need now is some strange S&M videos to come out and F1 weirdness will go to a new level.

I guess there is always New Jersey. I can’t believe I’m pining my hopes for a USGP on New Jersey ...


28 posted on 11/16/2011 11:39:59 AM PST by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: God luvs America

What a mess.......


29 posted on 11/16/2011 12:47:52 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: Betis70
ain't that the truth...
30 posted on 11/16/2011 2:57:39 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I find it comical that Ecclestone claimed that Gribkowsky was nothing more than a casual drinking friend of his wife. Talk about a classic text book Bernie swindle.

At the same time, I cannot blame the guy, along with all the other high net worth English from doing everything they can to dodge the insane tax rates of the open borders socialist utopia that almost burned to the ground a few months ago from all the wonderful diversity it promoted.

Anyone agree that his daughter paying about asking price for the biggest mansion in Beverly Hills a few months ago was nothing but a frantic attempt to stash the family cash horde in overseas investments that can’t be seized by the mother queen?

While it’s a shame the Austin GP won’t happen, when your dealing with the Bernie traveling circus/whorehouse, you better remember the risks you take.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 1:28:26 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
lets hope it's a learning experience...
32 posted on 11/18/2011 4:08:00 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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the saga continues....


US GP deadline extended for another week
ESPNF1 Staff
November 30, 2011

Bernie Ecclestone: “The deadline hasn’t been met, so we are still trying to make it happen” © Getty Images

Bernie Ecclestone has given the organisers of the US Grand Prix in Austin one week to agree to a deal to host the race in 2012.

Ecclestone had said November 30 was the deadline for the Circuit of the Americas to sign the contract, but that has now extended it.

“The deadline hasn’t been met, so we are still trying to make it happen,” Ecclestone told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “They need to get some money and a pen … as soon as possible. They know full well. Deadlines are terrible things because people always go to the end of the deadline. But if it isn’t all signed before the World Motor Sport Council meeting, it can’t happen.”

The next World Motor Sport Council meeting will take place on December 7 and the signing off of the 2012 calendar is on the agenda. The Circuit of the Americas has said it has the money to the host the race, but there is a sticking point over the terms of the contract. Ecclestone, who has sent issued a new contract for the circuit to sign, said it would be a shame if the race did not go ahead.

“They are struggling to get the financial side sorted out — that’s the problem,” he added. “They are trying to do it. It would be a loss to everyone (if it didn’t happen). They would like the race to take place … I’d rather see the race happen than not.”

http://en.espnf1.com/usa/motorsport/story/65801.html


33 posted on 12/04/2011 6:02:34 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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the saga continues....


US GP deadline extended for another week
ESPNF1 Staff
November 30, 2011

Bernie Ecclestone: “The deadline hasn’t been met, so we are still trying to make it happen” © Getty Images

Bernie Ecclestone has given the organisers of the US Grand Prix in Austin one week to agree to a deal to host the race in 2012.

Ecclestone had said November 30 was the deadline for the Circuit of the Americas to sign the contract, but that has now extended it.

“The deadline hasn’t been met, so we are still trying to make it happen,” Ecclestone told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “They need to get some money and a pen … as soon as possible. They know full well. Deadlines are terrible things because people always go to the end of the deadline. But if it isn’t all signed before the World Motor Sport Council meeting, it can’t happen.”

The next World Motor Sport Council meeting will take place on December 7 and the signing off of the 2012 calendar is on the agenda. The Circuit of the Americas has said it has the money to the host the race, but there is a sticking point over the terms of the contract. Ecclestone, who has sent issued a new contract for the circuit to sign, said it would be a shame if the race did not go ahead.

“They are struggling to get the financial side sorted out — that’s the problem,” he added. “They are trying to do it. It would be a loss to everyone (if it didn’t happen). They would like the race to take place … I’d rather see the race happen than not.”

http://en.espnf1.com/usa/motorsport/story/65801.html


34 posted on 12/04/2011 6:03:48 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America
i still don't see them getting the money...
35 posted on 12/04/2011 6:05:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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its on again...


Austin confirms new deal to save US Grand Prix
ESPNF1 Staff
December 7, 2011

The Circuit of the Americas has agreed a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone to ensure the 2012 US Grand Prix goes ahead, according to race organisers.

The circuit was given until December 7 to find the money to pay this year’s sanctioning fee and agree to Ecclestone’s terms. On deadline day the FIA announced that the race would remain on the calendar and soon after the circuit issued a press release confirming the news.

“Mr. Ecclestone received his cheque today for the USGP,” Red McCombs, a founding partner of the circuit said in a statement. “We want to thank the fans supporting us, the local officials and businesses that have encouraged us, the state of Texas, Circuit of The Americas’ staff and Bernie himself.”

Fellow founding partner Bobby Epstein added: “Our investors have believed all along that this project has tremendous benefit for our region, and provides a strong economic engine for the future. “We remain committed to reaching our goal of being valuable community partners as we establish a platform for sports and entertainment. We’re glad that Tavo [Hellmund]’s vision of bringing F1 to the people of Texas will become a reality.”

The statement added that construction at the circuit will resume immediately, with president of the Circuit of the Americas Steve Sexton saying interest in tickets is high.

“We have a substantial number of fans who have expressed interest in buying tickets and hospitality, so today is a win for all of them as much as it is for Circuit of The Americas,” he added.

http://en.espnf1.com/usa/motorsport/story/66149.html


36 posted on 12/07/2011 12:06:13 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

*hand clapping* Bravo COTA and F1, bravo.

Now I must admit, being born in Missouri, I’ll believe it when I see it.


37 posted on 12/07/2011 1:15:00 PM PST by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: God luvs America
so much for new jersey... i just hope it's not all smoke and mirrors
38 posted on 12/07/2011 3:07:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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