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#1 ElDictatore

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:35

Apparently Valencia wants to resign from the contract which would have Valencia and Barcelona alternate till 2019. "El Mundo" and "Sport.es" report that budget problems are the root of that decision

http://www.motorspor...x-13081206.html



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#2 anbeck

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:44

It will be sadly missed....

#3 F1ultimate

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:45

No surprise really. When the news hit earlier this year that the circuit was victim of vandalism and looting, I knew the end had come.

#4 seahawk

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:53

Yes. Finally.

#5 Gorma

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:54

Now we just need to get rid of Barcelona.

#6 MikeV1987

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:05

Thank you. Catalunya is 1000x better anyway.

Edited by MikeV1987, 13 August 2013 - 08:05.


#7 eronrules

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:11

i think the Title is misleading, it's not

'Valencia gp is out of Formula 1' but

'Valencia wants out of Formula 1'

http://grandprix247....ula-1-contract/

Now, Diario Sport newspaper reports that the only negotiations between Bernie Ecclestone and Valencia president Alberto Fabra are about how much Valencia should pay for breaking its existing race contract.

Reportedly, F1′s chief executive wants Valencia to pay the full € 33 million termination penalty, but Fabra “is in talks to soften” that maximum hit.


gotta love bernie, if u wanna live, you gotta pay, if u wanna die, you'll also need to pay :smoking:

#8 Tommay

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:43

Wouldn't care if the race that replaced if wasn't Catalunya, however as it is I would much prefer Valencia to stay.

#9 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:52

I thought it was already gone for good.

#10 Baddoer

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:53

Fine. Now let the bulldozers do their job.

#11 SylvesterDiResta

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:02

Now if only Abu Dhabi had money issues too...

#12 F1ultimate

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:18

Now if only Abu Dhabi had money issues too...


They do. They are struggling to find aspects of the circuit to bling out even more.

#13 Petroltorque

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:30

I think the Valencia saga epitomises the high end corruption pervading Spain at present. When the race contract was signed it was meant to be paid from private funding withe the Valencia municipality only acting as a guarantor. When the the private funding failed to appear the public purse had to fund the race.
It's no surprise Valencia want out of the contract since they are technically insolvent. But surely questions should be asked as to who received back handers when the contact was signed in the first place?

#14 MustangSally

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:45

I think the Valencia saga epitomises the high end corruption pervading Spain at present. When the race contract was signed it was meant to be paid from private funding withe the Valencia municipality only acting as a guarantor. When the the private funding failed to appear the public purse had to fund the race.
It's no surprise Valencia want out of the contract since they are technically insolvent. But surely questions should be asked as to who received back handers when the contact was signed in the first place?


Interesting . . . didn't know that.

Certainly, in these austere times, Bernie type numbers are an obscenity - regardless of backhanders. Spain's 50% youth unemployed won't be going to watch.


#15 Fastcake

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:12

I thought it was already gone for good.


So did I. Even if it still had a contract I was never expecting to see it again.

#16 August

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:30

Fine. Now let the bulldozers do their job.


If Madrid gets the 2020 Olympics, Valencia would host sailing. Maybe they could use the press centres.

#17 alframsey

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:44

Get rid of both! Two of the worst circuits on the calender, do not enjoy either of those races...

#18 F1ultimate

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:56

If Madrid gets the 2020 Olympics, Valencia would host sailing. Maybe they could use the press centres.


.........or they can use use the whole of a circuit as a parking lot - its manifest destiny.

#19 JHSingo

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:47

Heartbroken.

Not.

At least they signed off with a moderately exciting (exciting for that track, anyway) in 2012.

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#20 Fastcake

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:39

If Madrid gets the 2020 Olympics, Valencia would host sailing. Maybe they could use the press centres.


You think they can afford the Olympics?

#21 Smile17

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:59

No Valencia is better. Especially the atmosphere and surroundings... Shame.

#22 Kvothe

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:53

There is a God!

#23 UPRC

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:57

Best news I've heard all day.

#24 muramasa

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:03


it's sad.

huge investment to make a fab looking but substandard track, just to be gone only after several years.

#25 DS27

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:05

My heart bleeds

#26 king_crud

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:06

the track was rubbish but with their cheap ticket prices and location on the beach I was planning to make a trip there at some point for the race

#27 Atreiu

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:07

Thank you. Catalunya is 1000x better anyway.


Irony at its best!

#28 TheManAlive

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:24

Interesting that no one has piped up to say they liked it!! I wont be that first person, it was a horrible and dull track that brought little to the calendar. I wont be sad to see it go.

#29 EthanM

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:35

Interesting that no one has piped up to say they liked it!! I wont be that first person, it was a horrible and dull track that brought little to the calendar. I wont be sad to see it go.


I actually liked the city and attending a race there, much preferred it to spa for example. But again I am talking about the location, not the track itself

#30 sesku

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:11

Looking forward to see the photos of the remnant of Valencia Street Circuit on the internet 20 years from now!

#31 Fastcake

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:20

I actually liked the city and attending a race there, much preferred it to spa for example. But again I am talking about the location, not the track itself


It's such a shame they choose such an unattractive part of town to host the race in. Why run it around the docks when you have such a nice city (potentially) available?

#32 MikeV1987

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:38

Irony at its best!


It shows how shit Valencia is if anything

Edited by MikeV1987, 13 August 2013 - 16:38.


#33 Clatter

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:40

It's such a shame they choose such an unattractive part of town to host the race in. Why run it around the docks when you have such a nice city (potentially) available?


That wasn't the problem though.


#34 Kristian

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:44

I'll miss this camera shot :(

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#35 Disgrace

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:48

The circuit was indeed pants.

#36 Fastcake

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:13

That wasn't the problem though.


Of course, but it didn't help.

#37 Clatter

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:30

Of course, but it didn't help.


I doubt it played any part at all.

#38 AustinF1

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:40

I thought it was already gone for good.

This.

I guess I missed something.

#39 AustinF1

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:41

I'll miss this camera shot :(

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#40 Fastcake

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:43

I doubt it played any part at all.


I'm talking about people's impressions of the race, not the reasons the race is being scrapped.

#41 Clatter

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 17:59

I'm talking about people's impressions of the race, not the reasons the race is being scrapped.


Peoples impression of the race come from the actual race, not the scenery.

#42 August

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 20:27

You think they can afford the Olympics?


Well, at least Madrid didn't withdraw their bid like Rome. But they're obviously the least likely bidders to get the games.

And because the Olympics would be a heavy financial burden for Spain, I'd like them to use the media centre of Valencia F1 circuit.

#43 Currahee

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:42


Spain has 2 GP's on 2 poor racing circuits and France has none. Why?


#44 packapoo

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:45

Spain used to have 2 GP's on 2 poor racing circuits and France has none. Why?


Fixed.

#45 wj_gibson

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:52

Spain has 2 GP's on 2 poor racing circuits and France has none. Why?


Angling to bring back Rouen, are they? France hasn't had a decent Grand Prix circuit in decades.

#46 Clatter

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:35

Spain has 2 GP's on 2 poor racing circuits and France has none. Why?


They could have if they paid the fee.