WHAT!!!!! This is total BS. Bummer!
I know what you mean, but still I would rather see a race in Austin than Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, or India.I guess that is better than filling the stands with F1 fans from all over the world on race day and then running a race with 6 cars because of tire failures.
Shame to see another F1 failure in the USA but I was never overly thrilled with the idea of Formula One cars racing in Austin, TX. Just doesn't seem like the right place for such activities.
Agreed on both points. It's worth noting that Texas hosted a GP before, the 1984 Dallas GP, won by Keke Rosberg. One could argue it has more racing heritage than the random Middle East / Asian countries which pay Bernie a fat check to host races that no one turns up to watch (Korea anyone?)I know what you mean, but still I would rather see a race in Austin than Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, or India.
Now it all seems like just another fast-talking promoter (Tavo Hellmund) that couldn't deliver on his grandiose promises. I'm not a Bernie fan, but asking for a Letter of Credit doesn't seem too egregious.
In terms of filling the seats, much better chance of selling out in the New York area.Are you kidding? Texas is the perfect place to host an F1 race. New Jersey? I can only scratch my head.