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Well as some of you may know, F1 is self disintegrating on itself and a new breakout series is planned to be be formed with all the major teams leaving, ie Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, Red Bull, Toyota etc etc

Which means new tracks...

And the talk is now Adelaide and if not them then Surfers!

http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5397070,00.html

Of course F1 could still be saved, but tbh I hope not.
 

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This won't happen, Ecclestone will stop thinking about his hip pocket just long enough to please the manufacturers enough to keep them in the comp.
 

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just imagine us getting it back from Victoria, quite funny. Dont really care about the F1 race, but Melbourne losing it and Adelaide regaining it would make my day. Cant really see it happening though

I can still remember the noise of those things that echoed across the whole eastern suburbs. I was at the last Adl F1 race, whatever year that was.
 

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It will be Perf.
 

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just imagine us getting it back from Victoria, quite funny. Dont really care about the F1 race, but Melbourne losing it and Adelaide regaining it would make my day. Cant really see it happening though

I can still remember the noise of those things that echoed across the whole eastern suburbs. I was at the last Adl F1 race, whatever year that was.
Please, please, PLEASE take it back!!! :lol:
 

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I hope to god the current F1 dies off. Bernie has raped it so hard the last decade.

And if this new comp does start up, I hope it spurs on development of the new motor complex at Pimpama between GC and Brisbane.
 

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I hope we get this, then we can tell Brumby and Doyle where to shove it! It would be great for our tourism calender, especially considering we don't have much in November, and I'm sure we would be able to pull the crowds for it because IIRC the F1 was very popular here until Melbourne stole it.
 

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just imagine us getting it back from Victoria, quite funny. Dont really care about the F1 race, but Melbourne losing it and Adelaide regaining it would make my day. Cant really see it happening though

I can still remember the noise of those things that echoed across the whole eastern suburbs. I was at the last Adl F1 race, whatever year that was.
Melbourne wont be loosing it, they will still host F1 races. The 'FOTA' breakaway series races will have to be staged elsewhere as Melbourne has a contract with the FIA until 2015 to host F1 races. F1 might just becoming interesting again, as all the dominating big teams will move to another series.

I don't think this breakaway series will happen, it's all being staged by FOTA so the FIA will get scared and give in to their demands.
 

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You're kidding right? If FOTA breaks away, F1 is as good as dead. The F1 crowds in recent years have been falling steadily anyway - if I was a Victorian Taxpayer, I would be rejoicing at this news and telling Bernie to take the smouldering ruins of his evil empire and shove it where the sun don't shine.
 

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You're kidding right? If FOTA breaks away, F1 is as good as dead. The F1 crowds in recent years have been falling steadily anyway - if I was a Victorian Taxpayer, I would be rejoicing at this news and telling Bernie to take the smouldering ruins of his evil empire and shove it where the sun don't shine.
No I'm not kidding, F1 will still be hosted in Melbourne and the other venues until it dies because of lack of interest, there will still be teams, mainly new ones like Campos and USGPE that will still take part in F1 next season if the FOTA breakaway teams leave the series. Ecclestone and the FIA not going to pull the plug on F1 straight away if the FOTA breakway teams decide not to participate in F1 anymore.

But I firmly believe this issue will be resolved, as I've said FOTA are just scaring the FIA, Mosley needs to go then Ecclestone will be forced to leave, the F1 teams are sick of being dictated to by these two old goons.
 

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There will be a compromise between the 2 parties IMO. There won't be a breakaway series, still i'd love to see F1's at Surfers! :cool:
 

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I hope we get this, then we can tell Brumby and Doyle where to shove it! It would be great for our tourism calender, especially considering we don't have much in November, and I'm sure we would be able to pull the crowds for it because IIRC the F1 was very popular here until Melbourne stole it.
Melbourne didn't "steal" anything. The F1 was never Adelaide's in the first place; Australia GP did start in Victoria (at Phillip Island). It rotates. It will (hopefully) move on from Melbourne in the next decade. Hopefully to Canberra.

PS - Everyone got too excited too soon. This is merely a media beat up, and is extremely unlikely to eventuate.
 

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I hope the F1 doesn't die, its been the best motorsport competition since the beginning of the motor car, FIA committee should just **** Bernie off, or they should can FIA completely as they have done a shit job in recent years. All these rule changes have been a joke!
 

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http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport...f1-tour-averted/2009/06/25/1245522916784.html

Breakaway F1 championship averted
June 25, 2009 - 9:10AM

Formula One's world governing body the FIA and the F1 teams association FOTA agreed there will be no break-away championship next season following talks in Paris to ward off a threatened split.

"There will be no split - there will be one championship in 2010," said FIA president Max Mosley, who has agreed not to seek re-election to his post as part of the deal.

"We have reached agreement on a number of items. In particular we have reached agreement on reduction of costs - we have had significant help from the FOTA teams.

"The objective is to get back to early 1990s (spending) levels within two years.

"We have reached agreement on cost cuts."

Formula One commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone declared he was "very happy common sense has prevailed."

The accord followed a meeting of 120 members of the FIA and came in the wake of weeks of bitter rowing between the two bodies which centred on proposed tough spending limits from next season.

Ahead of the meeting, Mosley had insisted that he would not step down as part of the price of any potential agreement but instead possible seek re-election.

The 69-year-old Briton, whose fourth term as president ends in October, has been under pressure amid the disagreements over the proposed swingeing budget cuts but after Wednesday was adamant on his position.

"I will not be up for re-election, now we have peace," Mosley stated.

The Paris meeting was a clear-the-air opportunity for member clubs to hear from F1 teams about their threat to secede from the FIA and set up a rival series, a proposal which had led the FIA to prepare a legal claim against FOTA.

Writs against Ferrari and FOTA - which also includes McLaren, BMW Sauber, Renault, Toyota, Red Bull Racing, Toro Rosso and Brawn GP - had been due to be served on Monday, but the FIA held back pending Wednesday's meeting.

At issue for the would-be breakaway teams were FIA plans to push through maximum budgets of 45 million euros ($A79.79 million) per team - excluding driver wages and marketing costs - from 2010.

The breakaway threat had threatened to leave Formula One fighting for survival given the apparent huge gulf between big-money teams and the sport's cost-conscious rulers.

Mosley, pinpointing Ferrari as the ringleader of the rebel teams, had slammed the breakaway threat as "amounting to serious violations of law including wilful interference with contractual relations, direct breaches of Ferrari's legal obligations and a grave violation of competition law."

And he vowed that the FIA would "assert its legal rights."

One paddock insider had last weekend described the spat as being "as much a battle of egos as anything else."

Mosley appeared to have correctly sensed the outcome in suggesting at the weekend that "always with these things in the end, there is a compromise because they (FOTA) can't afford not to run in the Formula One world championship, and we would be very reluctant to have that without them."

He dismissed the whole row as largely comprising "posturing and posing."

Only independent teams Williams and Force India had accepted the new proposed budget caps framework, along with three new teams, USF1, Campos and Manor, as Formula One fought to avoid a 'financial arms race'.

Mosley said that new teams would receive help from existing ones in terms of chassis and engine development in order to help them become as competitive as possible as swiftly as possible.

The constructors have also agreed to maintain commercial agreements with Ecclestone at least through to 2012, Mosley revealed.

FOTA chairman, Fiat's Luca di Montezemolo, said that the FOTA teams had "asked for things which were fair and realistic" and welcomed the breakthrough.
 
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