When In Rome


You may find yourself in the middle of a formula 1 race. ‘Ol Bernie is trying to add another street course to the F1 calendar. Why? The global economy has gone south for the Winter (hopefully) and putting on a Formula 1 Grand Prix isn’t exactly cheap, the organizers of the Canadian GP were unable to fit the rising bill to host the race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and gave up hope of having the sole North American race on the F1 schedule.

Bernie says that street circuits offer more than just glamour (that oddly enough is only found in Monaco) that they “bring the racing to the fans”, yet, not everyone quite likes the idea of having another street course race. Luca di Montezemolo, president of Ferrari and the FOTA said “At least Monaco has it’s own history, having 3 or 4 Monaco’s is too much”.

Will there be a Formula 1 race in Rome? Or is this another bunch of hooblah? We’ll find out together.


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