F1 figures call for Melbourne night race
“It’s just that we’re not going to be bunnies in contractual negotiations.”
The state Victorian government wants to keep the Australian grand prix beyond 2015 but only with new contract terms. That is the latest development in the saga surrounding Melbourne’s future on the F1 calendar, after powerbrokers Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone this week said Australia is important to the sport.
“It’s something Mark is passionate about” -Neal
Mark Webber has shifted into reverse gear after slamming F1 host state Victoria as a “bloody nanny state”. The Australian, irritated at local overregulation such as the prevalence of speeding and parking fines, made the comment in the wake of Lewis Hamilton’s famous run-in with Melbourne police in March.
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