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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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F1: Las Vegas to replace Indy ?

Las Vegas to replace Indy?
17 February 2006

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone revealed he considers moving the United States Grand Prix from Indianapolis to Las Vegas. The contract with the Indianapolis track expires at the end of this year.

Indianapolis might not be interested to renew its contract with the FIA after the tyre farce that happened in the 2005 season. "The deal with Indianapolis expires at the end of this year and I'm not sure if they want to renew our deal," Ecclestone told Autosprint. "At the moment I am looking at alternative solutions to keep the US Grand Prix alive."

"We won't go back to Long Beach," Ecclestone revealed. "The best would be to build a street race in Las Vegas that passes the main road where all the big casino's are."

Best news in a long time. Personally the Indy track is my least favourite F1 track, it's a winding excuse to race down half an oval that often result in near death experiences for a lot of drivers, plus it's like 546456 laps. Yes Monaco is shorter and has more laps but it's at least an interesting and demanding track.

Indy is a legendary track and deservingly so but it's not an track for F1 and I think it's definately time to move on from there.

I'm not sure about Las Vegas, but it sounds really cool and that last quote by Bernie sounds like he's found another source of $$$$ revenue.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 09:24 AM
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ya, race fans at the casino's might mean he's in line for some kickback $$
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ya, race fans at the casino's might mean he's in line for some kickback $$
Sure! The casino's could double or tripple their room rates for the weekend. Paying him a kick back would be no problem.

I like F1, but I haven't followed it.

If people don't regulate themselves, others will do it for them.
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Ecclestone is gay :ghey

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Originally Posted by MV-999R
Ecclestone is gay :ghey

LOL no no, Ecclestone is way past :ghey
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 03:06 PM
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anyone notice how slick the pavement in Vegas is, from all the years of oilings and vehicle grime? the strip is one of the busiest streets in the world. i can't even IMAGINE what it would take to pave an F1 worthy surface thru the heart of town, not to mention what traffic would be like on race weekend, since the streets would have to be closed off days in advance!

isn't there someplace better?

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Before the USGP in 2000 they considered Vegas, but rumors was that Casinos did not want to shut down the strip for four days.

Let me check my old system. I had a concept track. It was going up the strip by MGM and coming back through where MGM's parking garage. The on Tropicana and back on Las Vegas Blvd.
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