Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising Live Chat  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Single Seater Racing > Formula One


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25 May 2017, 12:21 (Ref:3735932)   #196
BobHWS
Veteran
 
BobHWS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
United States
Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 528
BobHWS should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridBobHWS should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobHWS View Post
The main point of the article is that Montreal Mayor Coderre and Promoter Francois Dumontier have reconciled their differences and made peace. So at least for now, the future of the Montreal race is assured until 2019.
Whoops, I meant to write 2029.

Though I won't feel 100% confident about the continued existence of the race until representatives of the city of Montreal (and maybe the province of Quebec) formally agree to fund the $50M in renovations. The article suggests that could happen during the upcoming race weekend. On verra.
BobHWS is offline  
__________________
Vive les F1 Babes de Montreal!
Quote
Old 16 Jun 2017, 18:36 (Ref:3742287)   #197
BobHWS
Veteran
 
BobHWS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
United States
Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 528
BobHWS should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridBobHWS should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Here are a few excerpts from an article in the Montreal Gazette about the planned upgrades and published at the start of the 2017 race weekend:

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve facilities to get $48-million upgrade by 2019
Jeff Pappone, Special to the Montreal Gazette
Published on: June 8, 2017




...plans to modernize the garage and paddock areas and make them a bit more roomy got stuck in neutral almost as soon as the 2017 completion date was announced two years ago. Along the way, the price tag for the work has jumped from around $30 million to $48 million...

“The Formula One World Championship asked for changes to that plan,” said Noémie Brière-Marquez, a spokesperson for Mayor Denis Coderre.

“The plan was therefore reworked and the budget was modified accordingly to $48 million. We anticipate that the Quebec government will assume the additional costs of $18 million.”


Former Formula One Management (FOM) boss Bernie Ecclestone insisted upon upgrades to the control tower, garages, medical centre and paddock as a condition of a 10-year extension to the Canadian Grand Prix signed in 2014...

...The paddock in Montreal is squeezed between the garage areas behind the pit lane and the Olympic rowing basin, leaving the teams and drivers little elbow room as they go about their business.

...The contract for the race itself was subsequently renegotiated, with five years tacked on to the deal, securing the Canadian Grand Prix to 2029, which included an agreement between the promoter, the city and FOM to delay the renovations by two years.

The previous deal to 2024 committed the municipal, provincial, and federal governments to pitch in a combined $187 million to host the race in Montreal — an average $18.7 million per year — plus the renovations that were to be completed by 2017...
BobHWS is offline  
__________________
Vive les F1 Babes de Montreal!
Quote
Old 14 Dec 2017, 21:41 (Ref:3787116)   #198
BobHWS
Veteran
 
BobHWS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
United States
Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 528
BobHWS should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridBobHWS should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Here is some good news about new paddocks for the Circuit GV in Montreal. Now, let's see if it really happens after all these years of controversy. If it does, then the Montreal F1 Babes will be smiling for at least 10 more years.




Renovation of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve paddocks - A modern and multi-purpose infrastructure for the 2019 edition of the Canadian Grand Prix
NEWS PROVIDED BY
SOCIETE DU PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
December 14, 2017

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) unveiled at a press conference today the final concept of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve paddocks renovation project. The major project, which entails the construction of a new, modern and multi-purpose building, will have a $48 million budget, $30 million of which will come from the City of Montréal and $18 million from the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT)...

BobHWS is offline  
__________________
Vive les F1 Babes de Montreal!
Quote
Old 15 Dec 2017, 11:23 (Ref:3787226)   #199
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,741
S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!
Quite right, not many places better than Montreal
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 15 Dec 2017, 12:10 (Ref:3787242)   #200
Sodemo
Veteran
 
Sodemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
United Kingdom
Solihull, West Mids, UK
Posts: 9,695
Sodemo should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridSodemo should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridSodemo should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridSodemo should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
So the Canadian taxpayer funds the VIP areas? Yep, sounds about right for F1.
Sodemo is offline  
Quote
Old 15 Dec 2017, 13:26 (Ref:3787252)   #201
NaBUru38
Veteran
 
NaBUru38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Uruguay
Las Canteras, Uruguay
Posts: 7,619
NaBUru38 should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridNaBUru38 should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridNaBUru38 should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
If the venue gets used every month for popular events, it's a good idea.

If it's locked for 48 weeks, it's a bad idea.
NaBUru38 is offline  
__________________
"Show me a driver who didn’t make a handful of errors this year, and I’ll show you someone who wasn’t trying hard enough." - David Malsher
Quote
Old 17 Dec 2017, 05:46 (Ref:3787571)   #202
bjohnsonsmith
Race Official
Veteran
 
bjohnsonsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
United States
London, England
Posts: 16,140
bjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebjohnsonsmith will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by NaBUru38 View Post
If the venue gets used every month for popular events, it's a good idea.

If it's locked for 48 weeks, it's a bad idea.
They might want to consider hosting an IMSA and IndyCar round.
bjohnsonsmith is offline  
__________________
"If you're not winning you're not trying."
Colin Chapman.
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Historic GP cars at the Canadian GP in Montreal BobHWS Historic Racing Today 3 14 Jul 2011 16:16
Demands on drivers 'unacceptable' JeremySmith Formula One 51 2 Feb 2011 14:55
Entry fee increase Rod Birley National & Club Racing 129 6 Oct 2003 10:30


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.