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#1 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:08

BBC Sport on Twitter: "Formula 1 is assessing its options on how it can be replaced." / Twitter



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#2 Jordan44

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:09

Well at least Merc will be happy.

#3 Marklar

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:09

The implication of a 2nd Austin race terrifies me. Does this imply that they would move Japan back and have a South/North America quadruple header?! (well, yes, I reckon many other races from that bunch will drop, but still)

Surely only Shanghai, Turkey or Malaysia are logistically sound options.


Edited by Marklar, 04 June 2021 - 14:11.


#4 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:15

Sad, i always go to the Singapore GP..



#5 eibyyz

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:16

There's a perfectly benign Tilkedrome at 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222.



#6 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:27

Bahrain on UK Red List of cant go back there really.



#7 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:28

Malaysia?

#8 jee

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:29

Sochi double header  :stoned:



#9 owenmahamilton

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:33

How about a London GP  :rotfl:



#10 d246

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:39

Falklands?



#11 sportyskells

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:41

Do not forgot China might be in play here as well

#12 thegamer23

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:42

Bring in Mugello

Stefano Domenicali & Toto Wolff were guests there last weekend. Just a coincidence? 


Edited by thegamer23, 04 June 2021 - 14:42.


#13 Cliff

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:42

Sucks if you’re RB or Ferrari...

#14 Calum

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:44

Over to you Mugello, to make the best out of bad news.

#15 jjcale

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:44

Well at least Merc will be happy.

 

Is it too late to cancel Baku??



#16 Anuity

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:45

Good news.

#17 RC127

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:47

Yes I want Mugello again - failing that Turkey, Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Magny Cours or Indianapolis

#18 Gary Davies

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:48

Malaysia?

Currently in lockdown, alas.



#19 MasterOfCoin

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:48

Can they not go back to Indy?.....



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#20 balaclava

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:49

Bring back Bahrain outer ring

#21 Claymore25

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:50

Totto likes this.

 

 

Now, I read Malasia is not possible. What are the options? Turkey? A second race in Sochi or Austin?



#22 RC127

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:51

Oh yes Sepang can also be on the subs list to replace - let’s face it -

1 Singapore confirmed
2 Japan possible
3 Mexico likely?
4 Brazil likely?

Pick from

1 Mugello
2 Shanghai
3 Turkey
4 Indianapolis
5 Sepang
6 Nurburgring
7 Hockenheim
8 Sakhir Outer

#23 Fastcake

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:53

Shame, but not a massive loss racing wise.

Do we need a replacement? It’s not like we haven’t got plenty of races already - even with a few more inevitable cancellations, particularly in the Americas.

#24 Leibowitz

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:55

Let’s put another race in Austria so Mercedes secures both titles before Sochi.

Edited by Leibowitz, 04 June 2021 - 14:55.


#25 Widefoot2

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 14:55

Falklands?

Juan Manuel Fangio does not approve...

 

 

[Get well, Carlos R.]



#26 TauriJ

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:03

Turkey in autumn sounds good to me.



#27 Cyanide

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:08

Singapore has been ruthless in terms of travel and border restrictions, so this is hardly a surprise. I have a couple of friends who live there and people are generally outraged at some of the government decisions. 



#28 PlatenGlass

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:21


Do we need a replacement? It’s not like we haven’t got plenty of races already - even with a few more inevitable cancellations, particularly in the Americas.

 

We don't. It's been suggested that they stuck in so many races in case they had to cancel some, so finding a replacement is not critical.



#29 loki

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:24

Double header at Mid Ohio!



#30 Goron3

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:27

Shame, but not a massive loss racing wise.

Do we need a replacement? It’s not like we haven’t got plenty of races already - even with a few more inevitable cancellations, particularly in the Americas.

They are expecting more cancellations.

 

Additionally, FOM lost nearly a billions dollars in revenue last year due to the lack of race fees. I'm sure they are desperate to recoup as much of that as possible.

 

Personally, I wouldn't mind two races at COTA but I'd rather a race at Indy. If we have to have two COTA races, then they should make one of them a Sprint event.



#31 ensign14

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:27

No immigration to Singapore in October?  That's a bad sign.

 

Anyhoo, Thruxton.



#32 Burai

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:30



No immigration to Singapore in October?  That's a bad sign.

 

Anyhoo, Thruxton.

 

Pirelli:

 

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#33 loki

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:42

They are expecting more cancellations.

 

Additionally, FOM lost nearly a billions dollars in revenue last year due to the lack of race fees. I'm sure they are desperate to recoup as much of that as possible.

 

Personally, I wouldn't mind two races at COTA but I'd rather a race at Indy. If we have to have two COTA races, then they should make one of them a Sprint event.

The bulk of that cash is given to the teams in the form of the prize fund.  Unless a specific number of races are dictated by media/sponsor contracts unless a track pays near the going rate it’s not going to make sense economically for both the teams and FOM to have filler races. Particularly for a fly away.



#34 wj_gibson

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:43

Please make the replacement race Mugello.



#35 DinocoBlue

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:44

Such a shame to not have Singapore again. I appriciate its for the right reasons though.

 

As for a COTA double-header - why not. After how they're trying to squeeze the circuit off the calendar in favour of Miami and Indy then I'd rather they get in some extra races there while they can.

 

And, if a COTA double is not possible, then call the Captain and ask if Indy is available.



#36 taz

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:45

Malaysia?

It's only 330 km / 200 miles from Marina bay circuit to Sepang circuit. Don't know if the conditions in Malaysia are so much different :s



#37 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:46

The implication of a 2nd Austin race terrifies me. Does this imply that they would move Japan back and have a South/North America quadruple header?! (well, yes, I reckon many other races from that bunch will drop, but still)

Surely only Shanghai, Turkey or Malaysia are logistically sound options.

I wonder if it because Austin will allow full grandstands and FOM are desperate for revenue.

 

Not sure how China is feasible, but China is so secretive have no idea on their border status. 



#38 DinocoBlue

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:50

So what the naming solution for COTA 2 then?

 

Grand Prix of Texas

Gulf (of Mexico) Grand Prix

Lone Star GP

 

:)



#39 loki

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:52

Texas has been open 100% for a while.  There is even a state reg that prohibits local control measures.  COTA isn’t paying for a second race.



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#40 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 15:56

Silverstone in November

In the snow ❄

#41 ensign14

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:05


So what the naming solution for COTA 2 then?

Texas has been open 100% for a while. There is even a state reg that prohibits local control measures. COTA isn’t paying for a second race.


Alamo Rent-a-car GP. Two birds, one stone.



#42 dissident

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:07

Malaysia?

 

Yes please.



#43 cpbell

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:14

Pirelli:

 

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Good job the runoff out at the back of the ciruit has been modernised - the marshals would have been picking F1 cars out of the hedge all day!



#44 Frank Tuesday

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:15

So what the naming solution for COTA 2 then?

 

Grand Prix of Texas

Gulf (of Mexico) Grand Prix

Lone Star GP

 

:)

Grand Prix of the Republic of Texas

 

Grand Prix of Freedom

 

Grand Prix of the Americas

 

Grand Prix of the People's Republic of Austin

 

Don't Mess With The Grand Prix of Texas

 

Come And Take It Grand Prix

 

Don't Tread on Grand Prix


Edited by Frank Tuesday, 04 June 2021 - 16:17.


#45 pdac

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:28

Grand Prix of Desperation.



#46 just me again

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:29

They should use the shortened circuit at Austin. Then it will be different to the normal race and will have some Singapore karaesthetics with no long straights!

#47 FLB

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:30

No immigration to Singapore in October?  That's a bad sign.

 

Anyhoo, Thruxton.

A Verstappen victory dedicated to the memory of Marcel Albers would be nice  :up:



#48 AustinF1

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:31

I wonder if it because Austin will allow full grandstands and FOM are desperate for revenue.

F1 doesn't typically get ticket sales. The circuit does.



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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:32

Texas has been open 100% for a while.  There is even a state reg that prohibits local control measures.  COTA isn’t paying for a second race.

COTA won't, to be certain. But the State might. I'm not sure if the statute would allow for the subsidy to pay for a second race though.

 

I also doubt Epstein will pay for a 2nd round of music acts to support the 2nd event. 


Edited by AustinF1, 04 June 2021 - 16:41.


#50 loki

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 16:48

IIRC the benefit is for a single event a year.

 

ETA: you know one way around that might be it’s not the US Grand Prix.  Call it something else.  Like the Willie Nelson Grand Prix.


Edited by loki, 04 June 2021 - 16:53.