NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:21 pm
I don't think Silverstone gets any government funding. So they have to pay the fee's themselves.
As far as I'm aware, most circuits are helped by the government to help attract tourists, or owned and funded by the rich.
Exactly. The Government doesn't fund the circuit or the race. They did improve the local road network but only as part of a general upgrade of the A43 that is link from the M1 to the M40, so wasn't done for the race circuit's benefit (although the circuit does benefit).
Most of the new races are Government funded to bring the glamour of F1 to a country, usually for the reflected glory for the senior politicians / president etc that signed the paperwork.
Silverstone sells out and the grandstands are full every year. Compare with a number of the more recent additions to the calendar.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"