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F1 back to Montreal

Post by Flow » 04 Aug 2009, 16:22

MONTREAL -- Bernie Ecclestone says Formula One will return to Montreal next season (in 2010).

The Canadian Grand Prix was taken off the F1 calendar this year after a contractual dispute. But Ecclestone, the head of the F1 circuit, said in today's edition of Motorsport Aktuell magazine that "we'll be driving in Montreal again in 2010." He said Montreal was "a fun weekend, a party weekend" for F1 drivers and teams. "And the race was always exciting.

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Re: F1 will return to Montreal — Bernie Ecclestone

Post by SteveB » 14 Aug 2009, 04:04

F1 is comming back to MONTREAL a 5 year deal worth $75 million instead of the $175 million Bernie demanded last year.

WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!

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Post by Bilbo » 14 Aug 2009, 05:49

Wow, could the teams finally put some sense into uncle Bernie ? :twisted:
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Post by Flow » 14 Aug 2009, 15:50

From what we can read here (from one of our newspaper LaPresse) Government of canada + Governement of Québec + Montréal city + Tourism Montréal will be partner with Bernie Ecclestone and they will touch 30% from tickets sale and local publicity.
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Post by SteveB » 15 Aug 2009, 02:21

As it seems from what I read Bernie is getting a lot of heat from the car manufacturers and from his boss (CVC) to put MONTREAL
back on the calendar for 2010 and beyond.
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Post by Kaali » 26 Aug 2009, 18:44

Seems like a Canadian GP return is inevitably. Ecclestone is hard to read but I guess he is still playing hard-to-get.

http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/ ... -tremblay/

When I was in Paris some two weeks ago I met some Canadians from Montreal. I told them that me and my girlfriend are huge F1 fans and we wanted to see the Villenueve track back on the calendar. They couldn't agree more. They also said that the atmosphere is so intense and the grand stands are always filled up even on fridays during practice sessions. That sounded amazing to me. I hope it will be back ASAP. I really like the track.
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Post by Kaali » 28 Aug 2009, 18:54

YAY!! Gilles Villenueve track is back! It’s an 18 race calendar and it starts with Bahrain because Australia needs to be scheduled for a date after the clocks go forward to shorten up the time difference and make the race time in Europe later.

Strange to see Silverstone gone and Donington there instead.

March 14 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
March 28 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 4 – Malaysia (Sepang)
April 25 – Turkey (Istanbul)
May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 6 – Canada (Montreal)
June 27 – Europe (Valencia)
July 11 – Great Britain (Donington)
July 25 – Germany (Hockenheim)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 22 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 5 – Italy (Monza)
September 19 – China (Shanghai)
September 26 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 – Brazil (Interlagos)
November 7 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
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Post by SteveB » 28 Aug 2009, 21:21

I wish IMOLA (San Marino) was back too.
Another classic gone.
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Post by Flow » 14 Sep 2009, 19:26

Anyway, its 99% official, official annoncement to be done.

Official source say that they are proud to say that we will have the official announcement about having back F1 to Montreal. It is sign, but govement want to hold the anouncement... we are going to be in election in few weeks, they probably want to put that in their CV to buy some vote.
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Montreal race organisers have reportedly been given ten days to decide whether to host a Canadian Formula One Grand Prix next year.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has only a provisional date on the 2010 calendar, and the Canadian publisher Sun Media said Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone is losing patience with the stalling talks.When I come back from Japan next week, I'm going to need final answers to all of our questions,the 78-year-old Briton said from Suzuka.If I don't have them, there won't be a Grand Prix in Montreal.After the popular and important North American date was missing from this year's World Championship, it was believed that a commercial dispute had been solved and that arms of government had stepped in to ensure a Canadian race for 2010.Ecclestone revealed: We're still trying to reach (an agreement).I'm no longer very confident. We have waited to have all of the answers. We can't wait much longer.
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Post by Steve » 02 Oct 2009, 23:56

Great news, and I HOPE soon F1 will return to Indy also. I am kicking myself for not making the 4 hour drive to see F1 close to home.....
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Post by Bilbo » 03 Oct 2009, 00:11

Steve wrote:I am kicking myself for not making the 4 hour drive to see F1 close to home.....
You could always take a 4 hours(?) flight to Montreal IF F1 comes back! :wink:

(Actually, it's sad that nobody wants to tell why the contract is not signed yet as the financial question is supposed to have been settled for weeks now... :roll: )
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Post by Flow » 03 Oct 2009, 00:13

Montreal Mayor is not going under election??? Are they trying hold the F1 news announcement to put that in what they accomplished to save their ass? Im shure its something like that, im shure its a politics thing... :?
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Post by Steve » 03 Oct 2009, 00:22

Bilbo wrote:
Steve wrote:I am kicking myself for not making the 4 hour drive to see F1 close to home.....
You could always take a 4 hours(?) flight to Montreal IF F1 comes back! :wink:
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Steve wrote:Will you let me stay at your house? haha
You are very welcome if you ever come in this area! 8) I have a "hide-a-bed" waiting just for occasions like that!
Flow wrote:Montreal Mayor is not going under election??? Are they trying hold the F1 news announcement to put that in what they accomplished to save their ass? Im shure its something like that, im shure its a politics thing...
Well, now that the electoral season is officially going, I fail to see what's the point in holding back at the municipal level. Even worse, if the federal government is thrown down before the contract is signed, it could ruin everything! Actually, it could be THEM delaying things out just to stay in power for a bit longer! :roll:
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Post by Flow » 06 Oct 2009, 05:20

Ha! Ah! now we know why it takes so long, Ecclestone dont want to pay any Tax to Canada on his income... but law are law, and if they want to let F1 come, they will have to make a breach in the law to let him not pay any Tax... :|
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Post by Flow » 21 Oct 2009, 18:14

Bernie didnt get the gift to not pay any taxes on the 15 000 000$ subvention that the goverment was giving like he ask for... Goverment said no! and they also said that the agreement was concluded and the announcement should be in the comming few days.

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Post by Flow » 27 Nov 2009, 18:57

Official announcement about Canada GP will be done in 2 hours (3PM Eastern time)

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Post by Flow » 28 Nov 2009, 04:56

Official Now!!!
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