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Post by FlashRod4 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:11 pm

Following the shocking plane crash yesterday of MH17, which was allegedly shot down by pro-Russian Separatists in Ukraine, could this push the Sochi Grand Prix to postponement?
http://www.grandprix247.com/2014/07/18/f1-in-shock-as-shot-down-plane-piles-doubt-on-russian-gp/
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Re: Russian GP now in doubt?

Post by Milan655 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:26 pm

Good.
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Re: Russian GP now in doubt?

Post by f1fan12 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Isn't Sochi like Russia's version of Detroit? All I have to say is, "about damn time"
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Post by Alta on Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:12 pm

Although i'm not familiar with flight paths and how F1 teams and their drivers get their stuff from track to track. I know for a fact that Sochi is on the far southwest part of the country and right near the Ukraine Border. So with that in mind and looking into certain events with the downed planed yesterday, i think the odds of this race not happening are really high.
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Post by navycook75 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:39 pm

I was actually looking forward to this race.
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Post by crl on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:23 am

This is Bernie were talking about here. Unless the UN threatens to shoot him on-site, the race will go on.

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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:51 am

crl wrote:This is Bernie were talking about here. Unless the UN threatens to shoot him on-site, the race will go on.

They did cancel the 2011 Bahrain GP though, remember.
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Re: Russian GP now in doubt?

Post by crl on Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:08 am

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
crl wrote:This is Bernie were talking about here. Unless the UN threatens to shoot him on-site, the race will go on.

They did cancel the 2011 Bahrain GP though, remember.
Only when it got so bad, the safety of everyone involved couldn't be guaranteed. The race was scheduled to take place during what wound up being a three-month state of emergency. The race will go on, unless there's fighting within half-a-mile of Sochi.

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Re: Russian GP now in doubt?

Post by Milan655 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:13 am

Beyond a joke that a country with a government like Russia is awarded a Grand Prix, the Olympics and a World Cup. If Iraq and Libya made use of their oil money, no doubt Bernie would be holding discussions left, right and centre.
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Post by crl on Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:43 am

Milan655 wrote:Beyond a joke that a country with a government like Russia is awarded a Grand Prix, the Olympics and a World Cup. If Iraq and Libya made use of their oil money, no doubt Bernie would be holding discussions left, right and centre.
Two years ago, when Bernie decided not to cancel Bahrain for a second time, I Tweeted to the actor Donal Logue, who's a big racing fan, that Bernie would've held a race in the Southeastern US during the Civil War, even during the second Battle of Franklin in 1864, which turned the war in the Union Army's favor, and was the bloodiest battle of the whole ordeal. Logue favorited that Tweet.

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Post by PYLrulz on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:08 pm

The race in Russia now in doubt?!? Why does this not surprise me?!?
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Post by bigdc48 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:22 pm

PYLrulz wrote:The race in Russia now in doubt?!?  Why does this not surprise me?!?

Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:59 pm

Same as most others here, this doesn't surprise me at all.
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Post by Alpineopossum on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:48 am

f1fan12 wrote:Isn't Sochi like Russia's version of Detroit? All I have to say is, "about damn time"
Russia is Europe's version of Detroit.
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Re: Russian GP now in doubt?

Post by Milan655 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:16 pm

Russia is more like Europe's version of Mexico. Some people are ok, some aren't, but you wouldn't trust the government with anything and the country is run by crooks...
Incidentally, Mexico is set to be confirmed for the 2015 calendar. Yippee.
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Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:18 am

Milan655 wrote:Russia is more like Europe's version of Mexico. Some people are ok, some aren't,  but you wouldn't trust the government with anything and the country is run by crooks...
Incidentally, Mexico is set to be confirmed for the 2015 calendar. Yippee.

You would be right about that.

Good to see Mexico back. That's one of the classic circuits.
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