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View Poll Results: My Favourite F1 Circuit
Sepang International Circuit - Malasia 105 9.79%
Melbourn GP Circuit Albert Park - Melbourne, Australia 92 8.57%
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari - San Marino 24 2.24%
Nurburgring - Germany 63 5.87%
Circuit de Catalunya - Catalunya, Spain 38 3.54%
Circuit de Monaco - Monaco 234 21.81%
Silverstone Circuit - England, Great Britain 71 6.62%
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - Canada 74 6.90%
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - USA 53 4.94%
Hockenheiem-Ring Motodrom - Germany 34 3.17%
Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Italy 126 11.74%
Suzuka International Racetrack - Japan 83 7.74%
Interlagos - Sao Paulo, Brazil 188 17.52%
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours - France 24 2.24%
Other (Newer Circuits): Shanghai Intl. ; Hungaroring Sport, Hungary; Bahrain Intl. ; Tomsfed, Turkey 196 18.27%
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #41
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Indianapolis may not be as glamorous as Monaco, but the being the birth-place of auto-racing counts for something! Racing is a part of Indy and the local fans appreciate anything associated with speed. With the US Grand Prix at a permanent home now (I hope), the event should continue to grow so long as last year never happens again! I don't think any other American City coulds appreciate the F-1 like Indianapolis. The IMS facility is also top-notch! I love going to the track and the Pagoda is beautiful! Nice to see some of you like it here as well!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #43
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Bahrain 4/10
Malaysia 6/10
Melbourne 6/10
Imola 6/10
Nurburgring 7/10
Barcelona 4/10
Monaco 7/10
Silverstone 7/10
Canada 7/10
Indianapolis 4/10
Magny-Cours 6/10
Hockenheiem 6/10
Hungary 6/10
Istanbul 9/10
Monza 7/10
Spa 8/10
Shanghai 7/10
Suzuka 7/10
Interlagos 7/10

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Istanbul
Spa
Monaco
Monza
Suzuka
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Old April 18th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #44
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Indianapolis may not be as glamorous as Monaco, but the being the birth-place of auto-racing counts for something! Racing is a part of Indy and the local fans appreciate anything associated with speed. With the US Grand Prix at a permanent home now (I hope), the event should continue to grow so long as last year never happens again! I don't think any other American City coulds appreciate the F-1 like Indianapolis. The IMS facility is also top-notch! I love going to the track and the Pagoda is beautiful! Nice to see some of you like it here as well!
Indianapolis, whilst being a great track, is not totally suited to F1.
The in-field section they made is pretty awful, but i suppose they couldn't really do much more with the space they had.
Still, untill someone refurbishes an existing track, or builds a new circuit dedicated to F1 (or champ cars) i'm more than happy for F1 to stay at indy.
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Indianapolis may not be as glamorous as Monaco, but the being the birth-place of auto-racing counts for something! Racing is a part of Indy and the local fans appreciate anything associated with speed. With the US Grand Prix at a permanent home now (I hope), the event should continue to grow so long as last year never happens again! I don't think any other American City coulds appreciate the F-1 like Indianapolis. The IMS facility is also top-notch! I love going to the track and the Pagoda is beautiful! Nice to see some of you like it here as well!
Perhaps the city could build a more suitable track. The indy speedway is just not a good F1 venue.

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Old April 18th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #46
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Old April 19th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #47
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Perhaps the city could build a more suitable track. The indy speedway is just not a good F1 venue.

I wouldn't be surprised if the owners of IMS and the City did something along those lines if the F-1 race commited to here for a long period!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:56 AM   #48
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Melbourne seriously needs to look at building a permanent circuit. Albert Park is simply not sustainable.
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Melbourne seriously needs to look at building a permanent circuit. Albert Park is simply not sustainable.
Yes it is sustainable, why would you say it isn't?

There is no need for a permanent circuit. And the event would just not be the same.

At Albert Park Lake we can have huge crowds, carnival attractions, no shortage of space, a great track, and then convert it back to a terrific public space for most of the year.
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Albert park is a little boring. it has so many similar corners. 90 degree right lefts... perhaps if they mixed them up a little?
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It's a street circuit (i think) so they probably can't change it much.
It's a nice circuit, but nothing special.
I have no idea how its managed to come 3rd in this poll...
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Albert park is a little boring. it has so many similar corners. 90 degree right lefts... perhaps if they mixed them up a little?
Have you ever seen the section from after turn 10 leading up until turn 13? that is one of the great sections in F1 IMHO.
And its not just 90s L or R. The track takes bend (like between T10 and T11), then theres the tree shadows over the back sections which really bring back the art of racing which is just not seen in many of the pure racing circuits these days.

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It's a street circuit (i think) so they probably can't change it much.
It's a nice circuit, but nothing special.
I have no idea how its managed to come 3rd in this poll...
2nd if you dont count the "other" option which makes up a few different tracks. I'd say thas about right to, Monaco is unbeatable, but Melbourne is better than the rest.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #55
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For those who want to revive it : The Big Crash in Spa of 1998 !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vy5D-ylpgA&search=F1

( no one got hurt ! )
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Albert Park ain't sustainable because it costs $30 million just to build the temporary grandstands for 80,000 people every year for a 4 day event. That is before you get to the other costs. You would be down $50 million in costs for 1 race before you even take a dollar in. Not forgetting the Melbourne GP gets nothing from tv money, has to PAY money to FOCA.

And we wonder why it costs $100 just for the "honour" of standing on a grass bank out on some back straight.

You'd be better off getting $100 million and building a superb track like Nurburgring, KL or Shanghai.

I'd hate to think what it has cost over the 11 years so far.
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And we wonder why it costs $100 just for the "honour" of standing on a grass bank out on some back straight.
That WOULD be a wonder, thank god tickets dont cost anywhere near that much for adult general admission. And thank god so many people still love to go there. That many people would not travel out to the god forsaken outskirts of Meloburne to watch a race on a barren heartless track.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #58
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News flash: MOST people don't live in South Melbourne or Albert Park so a lot of people have to commute a fair way to get to the track anyway. Also: they get big crowds to Sandown for the 500 and a lot of people trek up to Bathurst up in woop-woop.

You have this track at Albert Park that cannot be used for the rest of the year. If you go to Calder or Sandown you can stage touring car races, junior races, drags, practice days, racing courses etc.. The place is making a return for the tax-payers investment. Not just a 3/4 day circus for a bill of 30 million bucks.

If a private business was bankrolling the event it would never, ever happen. They would build a facility.
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News flash: MOST people don't live in South Melbourne or Albert Park so a lot of people have to commute a fair way to get to the track anyway. Also: they get big crowds to Sandown for the 500 and a lot of people trek up to Bathurst up in woop-woop.
But most of people can esily catch public transport to Flinder street station, cross the road and hop on a tram for a short ride directly to the Park.

And Sandown, nor any other track is F1 worthy. And the price of building one would be so high it blows you 'set-up the park cost' argument to shreds.
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Your kidding. How the hell can you justify pissing away $30 million a year just to construct a temporary race track?

The only way they are getting away with it at the moment is because the state government is "sworn to secrecy by Bernie Ecclestone."

Long term, if we want to keep grand prix racing in Melbourne we need to build a track that will make a profit/surplus not a massive loss year in year out.
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