I disagree, from a purely commercial standpoint you can argue the merits of sacrificing a GP to avoid reducing the rates for others, but the fact is Silverstone is just too important symbolically.
Sadly, Silverstone will be in a non-European country soon.
The UK will still be part of Europe, just not in the EU. So it'll geographically be a European race if not a politically European one.
Why do so many people think the UK is leaving Europe ?? It will never leave Europe. Like Japan can never leave Asia or Brazil leave South America.
Although they go about it in a nicer way than Ecclestone, Liberty's number one objective is still maximising profits.waynes wrote: ↑Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:06 amLiberty will not sacrifice the British Grand Prix "to make a point"
instantly they'd lose all credibility with the teams and more importantly the fans. 8 out of 10 teams are based in the country where Formula 1 hosted its first world championship race. That in itself is worth keeping the GP for
So what if the other circuits want reduced fees, i'm quite confident in saying let them take a running jump. Godawful circuits like Yas Marina and Bahrain could quite easily be replaced by races in Europe or the US where they'll pack out the grandstands and F1 would be better for it. Liberty arent mugs.
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