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F1 Says Bye Bye To Montreal  
User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7657014.stm

Well, I was sorta waiting for this to happen, but its still shocking. This is what happens when you decide to fix a F1 track by patching it up after numerous warnings that the track is dangerous. If F1 drivers say they wont drive bikes on it, its a cause for alarm. Well done Montreal govt. Another beautiful way of screwing up this amazing city.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Well, one race in North America isn´t enough to maintain it. I don´t think it´s about the state of the track but that the UAE got more money.

User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

F1 seems content to give up on the North American market. Who can blame them? The bulk of their fans, and their money, is elsewhere. As an American F1 fan, I'm glad that (a) I got to see a GP at Indy, and (b) that I can watch the races on Speed. I wish there were an American driver.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1680 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 1):
Well, one race in North America isn´t enough to maintain it. I don´t think it´s about the state of the track but that the UAE got more money.

That's what I said in the Japan GP thread. Just remember: Bernie and Max only care about cash, not the sport itself.


User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

WTF??

Just after hearing the news, it is one of my favourite circuits it will be greatly missed on the
F1 calendar, hopefully we'll see it back for 2010.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1667 times:



Quoting Tango29 (Reply 4):
hopefully we'll see it back for 2010.

It is highly doubtful the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will ever return in the near future. Remember: by 2010, the Indian and Korean GPs will be part of the F1 schedule. There will hardly be even space for a return of the Montréal GP.


User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

This is VERY disappointing, I might even say heart breaking, because this race is the only race I can attend every year, and it has become an excellent tradition and bonding trip I've taken with my mother each year for the last 10 years, lovely city and usually a great race. The race has been a sellout for as long as I've been going, and the atmosphere in the city and at the track are second to none, this was most likely a commercial decision and it sickens me because the drivers, the teams, the fans, everyone loves this race. I at least wish I'd known that this past june was going to be my last trip to Montreal for the race...

User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4025 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Bernie's and Nazi Max's efforts to destroy F1 continue.


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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1567 times:
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Why did they stop the Indianapolis GP? I went to that 3 times  Smile

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1531 times:



Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 8):
Why did they stop the Indianapolis GP? I went to that 3 times

FOM and the circuit owners couldn't come to an agreement. Ultimately Tony George and Bernie Ecclestone are hard negotiators and both of them know how to screw rights holders for their respective series into getting the best price for themselves.


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I don't care about Grand Prices I have to watch in the evening or in the night.
Get more Grad Prix back to Europe and or let them drive in the middle of the night like in Singapur. In the end we invented in in Europe. So drive that we can watch it at proper times.

I have to admit though, Canada is a beautiful patch of track.

Anyway, Bye Bye

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5715 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
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Quoting Jush (Reply 10):
In the end we invented in in Europe. So drive that we can watch it at proper times.

A parochial and chauvinistic attitude to something that many, likely you as well, call the World Championship.
With the money that drives F1 coming increasingly from Non European sources perhaps the night races should be in Europe.



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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

It is all about the mighty $$$$, what a shame, tooooo many senile idiots in charge.... Montreal is one of the best weekends in the whole F1 season Big grin, perhaps increase the races to 20 a year..... the drivers make enough $$$ anyhow  Wink

No offence to the Hungary race but boring a hell for years now (or ever since), and now they toss the YUL race...... hope it is not over yet...

Cheerios,


User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1473 times:



Quoting Swissy (Reply 12):
No offence to the Hungary race but boring a hell for years now (

I see your point but i think they should have axed the French grand prix as its the most
boring and unpopular GP with fans and F1 teams.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12740 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1454 times:



Quoting Swissy (Reply 12):
It is all about the mighty $$$$

Sorry, but the $$$$ ain't all that mighty any more.

I'm kind of surprised you even have the symbol on your Swiss keyboard!  Smile



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

How can Montrealers let go of something so big as the F1?
I never regret having left Montreal, it's a beautiful city and I will always love it but it's in a state of constant decay - it's just sad to live there and see everything crumble...



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1205 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
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Time passes folks, -time to move on....

Lots of fond memories from Ile Notre-Dame, some of them were:

-as a guest of Bill Brack's team (the day-glo STP Formula Aftlantic) on the "Practice" weekend a week before the first Grand Prix in 1978.

-as pit crew member for a team in the supporting races before the REAL race...
(-yes, I actually lapped the cirquit once with a Dodge van, trailering our BMW320 racecar)

-Saw Gilles Villeneuve win the first place

-then after practice on the Friday before the '84 race, meeting Nelson Piquet in the bar of the Grand Hotel...

Quoting Marco (Reply 15):
I never regret having left Montreal, it's a beautiful city and I will always love it but it's in a state of constant decay - it's just sad to live there and see everything crumble...

I remember Montreal fondly, just sad to see the same things happening here in Oslo as well

Scooter01  tombstone 



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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1341 times:



Quoting Tango29 (Reply 13):
I see your point but i think they should have axed the French grand prix as its the most
boring and unpopular GP with fans and F1 teams.

Did not want to depress the french F1 fans  Wink but agree 1000%

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
Sorry, but the $$$$ ain't all that mighty any more.

I have faith in the $$$$  Smile, best time to invest in your economy (cash only, do not use credits at all)  Smile

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
I'm kind of surprised you even have the symbol on your Swiss keyboard!

Call YHM my home for the last 13 years... so gave up my Swiss keyboard up a long time ago.... language is a bigger handicap  Smile

I have visited a few races in the past, sure my favoured (incl. atmosphere) one is Monaco (2 times), YUL is right behind it (1 time), Imola (2 times),Hockenheim (1 time) & Monza (1 time)....... so I do hope it will be back for 2009.....

Cheerios,


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

It is extremely disappointing to see F1 abandon the entire North American market. This pretty much eliminates any chance I might have had to see a grand prix in person. The flight to Montreal, hotel for the weekend, and race tickets would have been expensive enough. A trip to Europe is out of the question.

User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

I'm really disappointed by this. Canada was one of my favourite races, it always produced a really exciting race. And as USAIRWAYS321 it's really disappointing that F1 has abandonned the entire North American market, its meant to be a global sport


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