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Zarni 02-11-2012 05:00 AM

Macedonian F1
 
I saw on TV Ivanov in Italy meeting the FIA boses. This would be some grand achievement, frankly I cant see a Investment of that kind happening in Macedonia any time soon.

But Imagine the Macedonian F1 a regular part of the Formula 1 season
anyone know more

Phoenix 02-12-2012 03:54 AM

[QUOTE=Zarni;119895]I saw on TV Ivanov in Italy meeting the FIA boses. This would be some grand achievement, frankly I cant see a Investment of that kind happening in Macedonia any time soon.

But Imagine the Macedonian F1 a regular part of the Formula 1 season
anyone know more[/QUOTE]

I believe the conservative estimate of holding the F1 race in Melbourne is in the order of $A50 million and sources put the European cost at a similar value (20 million Euros), that's a huge committment and amount of money for Macedonia to put up over the term of an F1 contract.

ProMKD 02-12-2012 10:25 AM

Never heard of it, and guarantee you it will not happen in the next 80 years at least.

I know the 'racing scene' in Macedonia fairly well, and I can tell you that we can barely organize a skopje-circuit or kicevo-track race on an annual basis. Something in F1 territory is out of our league to put it very mildly, both financially and in terms of organization.

Risto the Great 02-14-2012 02:11 AM

Maybe a race track that crosses the border between Macedonia and Kosovo.
The drug mules can race around dropping off "parcels" to the other side of the border. It make the plan more feasible.

Daniel the Great 02-14-2012 02:18 AM

[QUOTE=Phoenix;119931]I believe the conservative estimate of holding the F1 race in Melbourne is in the order of $A50 million and sources put the European cost at a similar value (20 million Euros), that's a huge committment and amount of money for Macedonia to put up over the term of an F1 contract.[/QUOTE]

20 million Euros is alot to spend at once, but to make money you need to spend it. With an event like the F1, I am sure you would make that money back straight away. If this was to happen, could you imagine the benefits for Macedonia. It would have a huge boost in the Macedonian economy. The tourism industry would reach extraordinary heights and local business, for example restaurants would benefit as well.

It would be awesome to see this happen in Macedonia. It would put Macedonia on the map.

Phoenix 02-14-2012 05:45 AM

[QUOTE=Daniel the Great;120123]20 million Euros is alot to spend at once, but to make money you need to spend it. With an event like the F1, I am sure you would make that money back straight away. If this was to happen, could you imagine the benefits for Macedonia. It would have a huge boost in the Macedonian economy. The tourism industry would reach extraordinary heights and local business, for example restaurants would benefit as well.

It would be awesome to see this happen in Macedonia. It would put Macedonia on the map.[/QUOTE]

I think Melbourne struggles to return a profit from the race itself (ticket sales, sponsorship etc) and the inconvenience of hosting a 'street' race but the organizers and the State Government argue the benefits are less tangible, the international publicity Melbourne attracts is very difficult to quantify and then there's the status of hosting major events that is quite enviable to non host cities and countries.

Brian 02-14-2012 06:02 AM

Melbourne's disadvantage is her timezone from anywhere - the TV station get more viewers live viewing in more sociable times hence more advertising revenue hence they shell out bigger bucks - while Macedonia would not have this problem, although I would be very surprise if it did happen.

Phoenix 02-14-2012 06:10 AM

[QUOTE=Brian;120153]Melbourne's disadvantage is her timezone from anywhere - ...[/QUOTE]

That's not the case Brian...

Melbourne can beam into the huge (and ever growing) Asian market with a timezone difference of no more than a couple of hours, whilst for the European market the race is shown early Sunday morning...

EgejskaMakedonia 02-14-2012 07:52 AM

The Melbourne Grand Prix has suffered a deficit for a number of years now. It's a point of discussion every year whether the state government should scrap it or keep the tradition. I think it has become exactly that, a tradition, as opposed to a source of revenue for the government.

It could benefit Macedonia and place the nation in the racing spotlight, but I just don't see it happening at this stage.

makedonche 02-14-2012 05:53 PM

[QUOTE=EgejskaMakedonia;120164]The Melbourne Grand Prix has suffered a deficit for a number of years now. It's a point of discussion every year whether the state government should scrap it or keep the tradition. I think it has become exactly that, a tradition, as opposed to a source of revenue for the government.

It could benefit Macedonia and place the nation in the racing spotlight, but I just don't see it happening at this stage.[/QUOTE]

EM
When the Victorians pulled off the major coup of stealing the Grand Prix from Adelaide, there was an initial kneejerk reaction of bitterness and disappointment from the Adelaidians...........soon replaced by the sobering and comforting thought of not having to fork out millions every year to stage the event, for an annual net loss.
Macedonia can ill afford a luxury such as this, perhaps down the track it may work but there are far greater priorities for the government to concern themselves with.


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