French GP Cancelled - What this could mean for the Canadian GP

French GP Cancelled - What this could mean for the Canadian GP

Post by TC » Sun, 23 Nov 2003 06:41:37


http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=61293&hubName=auto_ra...


"It's uncertain what the cancellation of the French race means to organizers
in Canada. The Canadian Grand Prix was to be the 18th race in a traditional
17 race season in Formula One, which meant teams needed to be compensated
for the extra event.

As well, the Canadian race was to be run without any tobacco branding, which
meant further compensation for the five F1 teams whose primary sponsorship
comes from cigarette companies. France was one of two F1 races which teams
agreed to run without tobacco markings. It remains to be seen if Canada will
now inherit that designation and if that means a decrease in the
compensation afforded to teams. "

 
 
 

French GP Cancelled - What this could mean for the Canadian GP

Post by roma » Sun, 23 Nov 2003 12:01:10

Quote:

> http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=61293&hubName=auto_ra...


> "It's uncertain what the cancellation of the French race means to organizers
> in Canada. The Canadian Grand Prix was to be the 18th race in a traditional
> 17 race season in Formula One, which meant teams needed to be compensated
> for the extra event.

> As well, the Canadian race was to be run without any tobacco branding, which
> meant further compensation for the five F1 teams whose primary sponsorship
> comes from cigarette companies. France was one of two F1 races which teams
> agreed to run without tobacco markings. It remains to be seen if Canada will
> 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.

 
 
 

French GP Cancelled - What this could mean for the Canadian GP

Post by TC » Sun, 23 Nov 2003 09:27:22


Quote:



http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=61293&hubName=auto_ra...

Quote:


> > "It's uncertain what the cancellation of the French race means to
organizers
> > in Canada. The Canadian Grand Prix was to be the 18th race in a
traditional
> > 17 race season in Formula One, which meant teams needed to be
compensated
> > for the extra event.

> > As well, the Canadian race was to be run without any tobacco branding,
which
> > meant further compensation for the five F1 teams whose primary
sponsorship
> > comes from cigarette companies. France was one of two F1 races which
teams
> > agreed to run without tobacco markings. It remains to be seen if Canada
will
> > 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.

 
 
 

French GP Cancelled - What this could mean for the Canadian GP

Post by roma » Sun, 23 Nov 2003 21:59:45

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I'm sure the money won't be returned, but what you will see
for 13 million Canadian , some signage and perhaps a new
bridge or two with government of Quebec adds, and CANADA
signs.
What remains unasnswered however, is what happens to future
TV coverage.
I've hear the "Bernie takes over all production" stories,
and am wondering what will happen in the coming years.
There is the-right to employment- clauses in some countries
which should stop him from taking over the whole package.
Personally, even though there are a lot of flaws in domestic
coverage, I prefer it to the digital shows.
 
 
 

French GP Cancelled - What this could mean for the Canadian GP

Post by TC » Mon, 24 Nov 2003 00:44:32


Quote:





> I'm sure the money won't be returned, but what you will see
> for 13 million Canadian , some signage and perhaps a new
> bridge or two with government of Quebec adds, and CANADA
> signs.
> What remains unasnswered however, is what happens to future
> TV coverage.
> I've hear the "Bernie takes over all production" stories,
> and am wondering what will happen in the coming years.
> There is the-right to employment- clauses in some countries
> which should stop him from taking over the whole package.
> Personally, even though there are a lot of flaws in domestic
> coverage, I prefer it to the digital shows.

During the 1980's all coverage was reliant upon the domestic producers.
AFIK, that changed for a while in the early '90s with the FIA taking over
production.  What ever happened to that?

 I remember it being a welcome sight because during the worst of times, we'd
see the Brazilian GP and the producer would stick to Senna for the entire
race, ignoring all the other action.   James Hunt was commentator with the
piped in BBC feed and he would *** about it all the time.

When TSN took over the CGP coverage in '99, they kicked it off with a full 6
hours of air time during the weekend (rivalled only by SpeedTV's '03
programme of the USGP).   Now, they're owned by Bell Global CTV network and
they show the qualifying 6 hours after it happens on the English language
network, and those ***s black out SpeedTV so we can't enjoy their live
stuff either.   It's a***off.