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What about Michelin's attitude: We can dictate the new F1 World Order?
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Unfortunatly the US now has ZERO hope of getting a second USGP at somewhere that's not a NASCAR track.
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its about time these big (dick) heads start to think about sports and not their bank account. criminals like Eclestone made F1 big but only for a select few. Thats what I like about nascar and former Indy cars. It is a sport for the public and they love it. Formula 1 is becoming a hobby for spoilt boys. Even visiting a GP costs a fortune.
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Not here... A football game is more expensive...

I wish I had the tracks within a days drive, like much of Europe does, hence my bitching about a second USGP.

And my problem with the two forms of racing that you mentioned is that I can't watch people turning left for a few hours. Makes me sick... I need to get in my car and drive around the block real fast clockwise to compensate for that mess.
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I have been to every USGP since they came back to US and they have all been an absolute pleasure with the exception of this past one and it was enjoyable up to green flag. The event does not cost any more than any of the NASCAR events, CHAMP/CART or IRL. I go to about 12 different events each year and the only ones that are abit cheaper are Sebring and 24 hours of Daytona (or maybe I just think I get a better deal since I spread the cost over more hours).

Indy really takes care of USGP patrons with walkarounds of the pits on Thursdays and drive arounds after the events after you buy your next years tickets (they cancelled that this year for obvious reasons). And they sent a very nice letter that said I did not have to do anything to get my refund for tickets from this past years event. Hopefully next year will be much better as folks try to 'kiss up' to their biggest single race.

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Hopefully Michelin will make a competant tire...

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Well I didnt know tickets were on the same level with other sports but that's certainly not the case in Europe. We may be able to get to almost every track within a day but that's didnt keep me from staying home.

I would like to see a Nascar but that ticket would be a bit more expensive since the track is not close to Holland.
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I've heard that a couple of teams will leave Michelin for Bridgestone next year because of all trouble.
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Not here... A football game is more expensive...

I wish I had the tracks within a days drive, like much of Europe does, hence my bitching about a second USGP.

And my problem with the two forms of racing that you mentioned is that I can't watch people turning left for a few hours. Makes me sick... I need to get in my car and drive around the block real fast clockwise to compensate for that mess.

I agree I think NASCAR is a friggen joke! but hey thats just me
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