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The United States of America will not be getting a second Formula One race next year. The troubled Grand Prix of America, which was slated to run on a street circuit on the shores of the Hudson river and in the shadow of the New York City skyline has been shelved, following the failure of the race's organizers to come up with the requisite $100 million in funds demanded by F1's tempestuous maestro, Bernie Ecclestone. The problematic Grand Prix was already pushed back once, from the 2013 season to 2014, and Ecclestone has also torn up at least one contract.
At the helm of the US race is Leo Hindrey, a multi-billionaire and a managing partner at InterMedia Partners, and Chris Pook, an ally of Ecclestone's and the former boss of the CART. The two placed Swiss financier and bank UBS in charge of putting together the $100 million. While UBS has only been on the case since June, according to the CNN report, that's apparently long enough for Ecclestone, who told the news channel, "It's not on the cards for next year. They haven't got any money."
Ecclestone says 2014 Grand Prix of America is dead - Autoblog
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SOB. Damn you Bernie.
Boring race, and I'm bummed Kimi was knocked out early on... he had quite the streak going.
Why doesn't Vettel know when to stop talking?? Why can't he read social cues? Why have the team not coached him on interviews? Arrghhh. So boring. I really thought the crowd were booing Vettel during the interviews because it was only happening when he was talking. I was disappointed to find out it was because Greenpeace members were dropping banners from the top of the grandstand.
Vettel really should learn when to stop talking. Maybe he can learn something from Kimi.
I'm not sure I agree with the penalty. Whatever happened to the half a car length in front of the car behind has right of way into a turn rule.