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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:21 am 
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http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/bernie-ecclestone-wants-deal-to-keep-grand-prix-in-melbourne-for-50-years/story-e6frfkp9-1226585446173

This would be quite amazing should it happen.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:35 am 
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Code for "it's going to Adelaide" ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:55 am 
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Nothing more than Bernie making his annual comment to stir up the naysayers that come out of the woodwork to trash talk the GP. He is coming to Melbourne to negotiate but I'd be surprised if the new contract runs for more than 5-7 years.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:00 am 
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Ive heard the residents of Albert park are not quite happy with the race.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:17 am 
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We're happy with Melbourne and I'd be happy to sign a 50-year contract.


Doesn't mean it's going to happen. I'd be happy to drive a company car if work offered me one, it doesn't mean they're going to.

The Victorian state government gets enough crap over hosting something that a lot of people consider unnecessary and too expensive. A lot of people would rather it not be there this year, let alone in 2063.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:55 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:36 am 
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Toby. wrote:
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We're happy with Melbourne and I'd be happy to sign a 50-year contract.


Doesn't mean it's going to happen. I'd be happy to drive a company car if work offered me one, it doesn't mean they're going to.

The Victorian state government gets enough crap over hosting something that a lot of people consider unnecessary and too expensive. A lot of people would rather it not be there this year, let alone in 2063.

Unfortunately, you're right but I would be happy if it was held there for the next 50 years even though I probably/definitely won't be around for the last races, but who knows. My mother, who died last year, was nearly 98 so if I am lucky enough to have inherited her genes I could maybe make it :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:02 pm 
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I can't imagine a tax-subsidised event being agreed for for 50 years, not without a hell of a lot of opt out clauses. 50 years seems, to an outsider anyway, as a ridiculously long period of time.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:41 pm 
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I think it's just Bernie's macabre way of saying "you're on thin ice"

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