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Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: f1
« Reply #210 on: August 30, 2018, 07:36:47 PM »
After this weekends debacle that was the Moto GP, Silverstone are now promoting the 2019 F1 GP which may be the last to run at Silverstone as the agreement with F1 expires in 2019. If a family of 4 wanted to attend just the race on Sunday and sit in a seat at say Luffield, it will cost over £1000. Oh and don't forget the £50 to park your car in a field.

£1000 to attend a race that takes a little over 60 minutes, OK you get a few support races, but that is disgusting and quite honestly Silverstone deserve to lose the F1 GP.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2018, 07:39:31 PM by Jon Crofts »

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Re: f1
« Reply #211 on: August 30, 2018, 09:06:44 PM »
The reason they charge that is because they're trying not to lose it.

Most GPs now are government-backed, hence why races have been popping up in places like Singapore, Bahrain, Malaysia, etc.

Silverstone gets no government funding but still has to pay Formula 1 - hence the need to charge a fortune.

I don't agree with it but sadly there are plenty of other countries willing to pay more than we do for a race.

Offline manic-road

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Re: f1
« Reply #212 on: August 30, 2018, 09:28:46 PM »
I have attended F1races mainly at Hockenheim and Spa but never at Silverstone due to the ridiculous prices they charge.

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Re: f1
« Reply #213 on: September 02, 2018, 03:50:40 PM »
Nice to watch a race today which wasn't just a procession. Good win for Lewis.

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« Reply #214 on: September 03, 2018, 03:47:09 PM »
Brilliant race.

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Re: f1
« Reply #215 on: September 03, 2018, 05:46:02 PM »
I have attended F1races mainly at Hockenheim and Spa but never at Silverstone due to the ridiculous prices they charge.

Portugal (Estoril) and Hungary always used to be the cheapest, I think the year Damon Hill won the world championship (95?) we paid the equivalent of £60 for grandstand seats Saturday & Sunday, he was expected to clinch the title there but it went all the way to Suzuka, Hungary in 2004 I think it was, the taxi from the airport to the circuit was more expensive than the grandstand seats.

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Re: f1
« Reply #216 on: April 27, 2019, 02:27:54 PM »
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix takes place tomorrow. I don't recall that circuit being one of those featured on 'Chequered Flag' on the ZX Spectrum back in the day.

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Re: f1
« Reply #217 on: April 29, 2019, 10:55:43 AM »
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix takes place tomorrow. I don't recall that circuit being one of those featured on 'Chequered Flag' on the ZX Spectrum back in the day.

I used to play that


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Re: f1
« Reply #218 on: April 29, 2019, 11:02:19 AM »
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix takes place tomorrow. I don't recall that circuit being one of those featured on 'Chequered Flag' on the ZX Spectrum back in the day.

Indeed, Damo. But I think you'll find that it was in Formula One:


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Re: f1
« Reply #219 on: May 06, 2019, 09:28:10 AM »
I think the last time I watched Formula 1 tyre-changing Michael Schumacher was one of the drivers.
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