> > "It's uncertain what the cancellation of the French race means to
> > in Canada. The Canadian Grand Prix was to be the 18th race in a
> > 17 race season in Formula One, which meant teams needed to be
> > for the extra event.
> > As well, the Canadian race was to be run without any tobacco branding,
> > meant further compensation for the five F1 teams whose primary
> > comes from cigarette companies. France was one of two F1 races which
> > agreed to run without tobacco markings. It remains to be seen if Canada
> > now inherit that designation and if that means a decrease in the
> > compensation afforded to teams. "
> The deal with Bernie has been done. It's official. Got the
> word to pack my bags for Montreal, next year. IT's the
> earliest that this has been done. IN the past I usually
> found out in April.
I know that the current agreement (that cost the extra $20 Million to get it
back) is in place until '06, so the race is secure as long as the extra
funding holds. What this means is that there might not have to be the
extra money from the governments to fill in the gaps as was necessary, which
makes it all that more secure as it was a condition of the race going on.
That's because France had special exemptions which could be transferred to
the CGP. In essence, it means that the pressure to have extra financing
from the private and public sectors may not be as important.
I got a little scared when I looked at the ticket map on Monday, only to
find Section 21 missing. I see now that it's there again. :)
Must have been the map for CART.