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Hockenheim could be saved......

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  1. DF1

    DF1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    From PlanetF1.com----------- Im betting FEE's are going down and this is just the first. GO FOTA! Lets hope ticket prices follow.

    New hope for Hockenheim after Ecclestone meeting
    Wed 01 Jul, 09:39 AM



    Bernie Ecclestone may have intervened to save the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in 2010 and beyond.

    Last week, citing annual losses, the circuit-owning city said it would no longer be the promoter of the event, raising the prospect that F1 will not return to Hockenheim and Germany will be left off next year's calendar.

    However Mayor Dieter Gummer left the door open to investors or a new promoter, and bookmarked a forthcoming meeting with F1 Chief Executive Ecclestone.

    That meeting took place in London this week, Gummer afterwards telling the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper that he thinks a solution has been found to "keep Formula One with us in the next years."

    "We discussed the different options," Gummer explained, "and now we as well as Bernie Ecclestone need to do our homework."

    The German news agency SID said two solutions are most likely: that Ecclestone becomes the promoter or finds an investor, or that the Briton simply reduces the race promotion fee.
     
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  3. jknight

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    Lower ticket prices would be a logical answer - the tickets for the YAS Marina race this year are quite high priced, they had a discount but that has since passed.

    Carol
     
  4. VIZSLA

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    Bernie promoting yet another race?
     
  5. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Hockenheim's character was lost when they sold the long straights leading to the Ostkurve and turned the whole thing into another Tilke festival.

    The motodrom is still fantastic (actually better than it ever was), but that's like talking about a supermodel without legs. :(
     
  6. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

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    Are lower ticket prices really going to do much? Don't you think that people are fed up with the BS and would rather just spend their money(or what's left of it) elsewhere?
     
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  8. Far Out

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    I know quite a lot of people (including me) who'd love going to a F1 race but don't because it's so freaking expensive...
     
  9. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    I agree. I say demolish the current track, rebuild the old one. and to make up for it, plant some more trees on where the current track is.
     

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