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Old 29 May 2012, 17:41 (Ref:3081260)   #61
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Venezuelan society is split and it's the opposition, the business elites, that owns most of the private industry required to stage a race from scratch. Chavez might have access to money but is flatly hated by those Venezuelans with the know-how to commit to intensive capital projects.
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Old 29 May 2012, 20:03 (Ref:3081359)   #62
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There are rumours for a race in the moon, also...
There's a few round here who'd like that, 1/6th gravity and no aerodynamics at all, talk about cutting downforce!
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Old 29 May 2012, 21:42 (Ref:3081454)   #63
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There's a few round here who'd like that, 1/6th gravity and no aerodynamics at all, talk about cutting downforce!
Plus I bet there is no law against tobacco advertising on the moon either. Its bound to happen.
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Old 30 May 2012, 16:12 (Ref:3081918)   #64
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I'll take a look around Selby. I've seen a few proposed layouts, but if memory serves, there were places on the latest Cape Town circuit I saw that were just impossibly narrow. I think one of the stadium transitions was as narrow as just one lane, and a couple of the good stretches at the far end of the course were only two lanes wide.
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Old 30 May 2012, 20:56 (Ref:3082086)   #65
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Stop & Go reporting that the Mexican GP will be back next year at Mexico City. Would be fantastic to see a great circuit return!
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Old 30 May 2012, 21:15 (Ref:3082101)   #66
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I'm REALLY not sure how great it would be if F1 returns to it. The story, for the planned A1GP return in 2009, was that there were going to have to be three chicanes installed at Peraltada. I don't even want to think about what F1 might want done to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez now.

Here's one item I've dug back up about the possible Cape Town event.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1LuR-CG7-A

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Old 1 Jun 2012, 13:16 (Ref:3083211)   #67
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Pie in the sky maybe, but a Caribbean Grand Prix held somewhere like Grand Cayman. Formula One, partying, good weather, offshore banking, tax dodging, all fits together.
Didn't the ALMS (plan to?) go to Aruba in the early 2000s?
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Yes. Ralph Sanchez tried to build a road course on Aruba.
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Venezuelan society is split and it's the opposition, the business elites, that owns most of the private industry required to stage a race from scratch. Chavez might have access to money but is flatly hated by those Venezuelans with the know-how to commit to intensive capital projects.
Might chamge a tad now PM is a race winner and genuine 'name' F1 driver (caused in the main by his crazyman antics admittedly!)
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Surely it'll take more than Pastor Maldonado winning one Grand Prix for us to be looking at a race in Venezuela?
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Surely it'll take more than Pastor Maldonado winning one Grand Prix for us to be looking at a race in Venezuela?
We've got races in China and Malaysia....
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Might chamge a tad now PM is a race winner and genuine 'name' F1 driver (caused in the main by his crazyman antics admittedly!)
Venezuelan society isn't divided like the tories versus labour or the ump versus the socialists as in France. It's not a simple good guy versus bad guy deal either. It's more complex like bastista versus castro stalemate where one side might pick up a weapon to give the offices of the opposition a good hammering. It's just not stable enough to run an event like a GP by miles.
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We've got races in China and Malaysia....
Yes, but I'm assuming that China and Malaysia are bigger markets for car manufacturers and their sponsors than Venezuela is.
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Yes, but I'm assuming that China and Malaysia are bigger markets for car manufacturers and their sponsors than Venezuela is.
Well that would be the logical conclusion and I agree they are, but most of the time in recent years it's mainly been about how much money a government/holding group has been willing to throw at Bernie for the rights to hold a race.
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Alas, that's true. Perhaps President Chavez will hurl oil money at him (though F1 would hardly seem to sit particularly easily with his much-espoused socialism). A Brazil-Argentina double header would be great; Mexico could form a threesome with Canada and one of the US rounds?
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