Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Brogan, Dec 7, 2009.
Profit may be down $200 million but they still made $4.6 billion overall profit in 2009
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"up the prices" they'll say "up 'em quick, charge £100 for a t-shirt, some sucker will pay"
What, Bernie does things with an ulterior motive!!
Good news, but until those five lights go out, it could still go pear shaped, just look at Donnington and at the Turkey thread.
Silverstone considers activating British GP break-clause in 2017
F1 without a British Grand Prix would be dark days.
Doh, haven't they tweaked things to make them noisy again?
Brands Hatch will never return and we'll still have the snooze-fest (imho) at Silverstone.
Actually, no I wouldn't, as I'm pretty sure they'd 'Tilkeify' the craner curves.
At the moment that looks like zero out of five.
The business model that F1 works under just leads to circuits being stretched beyond their means- look at Mangey Course, Nurburgring, etc. Even Spa has struggled.
If Bernie continues to insist on £20million+ hosting fees, and insists on all track sponsorship being sold directly by FOM (with no money going to the track). In terms of sustainability of F1, it would make much more sense if FOM paid a hosting fee to the circuits, and then they received the gate money. The races would be held at circuits that attract fans. Rather than the countries that just want to advertise themselves!
If you assume 100,000 fans attending the GP, to pay the hosting fee, you currently need ticket prices of £200....
the bit about paying the circuit and then they hand over the gate money I mean.
The Artist..... tickets would need to be £400 as Bernie and Co currently take 50% of the gate money (that's the deal with Silverstone). In fact they take 50% of everything sold on the day from your t-shirts down to your hot dog.
RasputinLives - where's that from? Every previous description of the deals has been that all of the ticket revenue goes to the circuit, but then £19.9million needs to be paid by the circuit to Bernie for the rights to host... It would be interesting to know if they've changed the deal!
The Artist..... I went on a tour of Silverstone a few years ago and that's what we were told the deal was.
The $1 Billion Cost Of Hosting An F1 Race
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