That problem? The usual suspects — the Autosports, the Telegraphs, the BBCs — aren’t paying it much attention. The Autosport story is still little more than the re-worked press release going on eight or nine hours after the news hit.

Is this just because the usual F1 suspects are all European and Texas, let alone the United States, seems a long way off?

Or is it that the are hearing rumblings along the lines of all our worst fears? That there’s really no money behind this effort. That there’s no way a track can be completed in two years. That it will just be another black eye for the U.S.

I hope the media’s lack of attention is just a result of their being caught off guard. But if so, where’s the follows? Where’s some new stories? Are all the reporters caught on their way to Turkey? (Could be.)

I just don’t like how quiet it all is.

Anyone getting the same feeling out there?

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Noddy93
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Noddy93

dude… it’s 5am in London. the story broke after 5pm in London.
perhaps you should relax before F1B becomes PF1

Marc
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Marc

A pox on your house SJ… to paraphrase a famous movie line….”money, we don’t need no stinkin’ money?”

Or an environmental impact study.

Or an announced construction site.

Or building permits for said building site.

Or someone, anyone [aside from Bernie] who can at least draw in crayon an F1 car.

F1 Kitteh
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F1 Kitteh

Better keep a low key w/ the BP thing going on ?

Tony_NZ
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Tony_NZ

… and which European race will get the chop for this ‘fantastic all amazing’ race until Bernie makes no money and then dumps it….

mark h
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mark h

I’m expecting/hoping it to dominate Thursday/Friday’s pre-race news agenda once the F1 regulars get settled and the drivers and bosses come out to play.

While it does seem a fairly ambitious time frame to me if starting from scratch, plenty of the new F1 hosts managed just fine with similar ones – albeit often with state support.

Fandangio
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Fandangio

It would be fantastic if this event came off (and hopefully at the expense of Bahrain). The US deserves a GP and I’m still sure that the lack of one was a major factor in Honda and Toyota leaving the sport. If the agreement is in it’s early days I would worry a little about the tough schedule that’s undoubtedly been set (maybe the GP would be toward the end of the 2012 season). If it’s not though, and the circuit doesn’t make it, I am sure the venue would switch to another US track, similar to Donnington/Silverstone. I don’t… Read more »

CaDuck
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CaDuck

I agree with the comment above regarding the time in Europe as this has been breaking. That, coupled with the pure shock factor of this supposedly (hopefully) true revelation would seem to me like it would take some time for this to gain momentum in the presses. Come tmrw, I expect to see much more news and attention regarding this story.

Negative Camber
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Negative Camber

My hunch is that folks like AUTOSPORT etc are all professional people/journalists. I suspect they are attempting to gather as much information as possible. Interviews, returned phone calls etc. That’s their job and thank you’s go out to them for their diligence. It’s bit news so I doubt they are ignoring it so much as vetting it. That’s why they are in the business. If they are ignoring it, well, that’s sad as we were all very concerned about the British GP over on this side of the pond…how about some compassion folks. :) I jest of course.

Marc
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Marc

Well, here’s another problem, Tavo Hellmund is talking to the local paper the Austin American Statesman.

They don’t even have a site selected to build this track. They’re looking at one of three locations.

Call me stupid but with no location there’s no place to send in the ecco-warriors to conduct an environmental impact study.

The study may take a few months best case, and years in the worst case.

And please, let’s not forget the NAMBY’s who will be heard. Loudly.

Jim
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Jim

I tihnk Mr Hallam brings up a good point lett’s see how much comes out this weekend.

Christopheroliver
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Christopheroliver

I noticed the same SJ, I was kinda baffled at how ‘all of a sudden’ it was, there was NO talks about it anywhere until yesterday.

Christopheroliver
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Christopheroliver

and every time I look for a story on it, it’s, like you said, a re-posting of the same original article.

Royce Amatique
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Royce Amatique

I think they figured with the amount of posts F1B have generated from this, there was no news left to write :)

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tobytubes

Two words: Donington Park. Four letters: USF1 I’m tempted to agree with Negetive Camber in that the euro news are trying to get questions answered before publishing anything too much and are sceptical of new F1 ventures unless the there is clearly going to be huge (i.e. ambitious government) backing…. BUT I think the Eurocentric nature of the F1 coverage over here is also having it’s effect – supposing this announcement was for a new GP in central Europe, or even Moscow – the Brit pack would be all over it with hyperbole and ludicrous statements and opinions. However, they… Read more »

MichaelG
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MichaelG

More worrying to me is how little press the news has gotten here in the US. I checked out the NY Times and there was only a tiny link to a story by Brad Spurgeon. If you go to the Sports section of the Times, no real mention there except a small link near the bottom of the page to Spurgeon’s story. Initially, I was excited/surprised, but now…I’m feeling more than a bit skeptical whether this can actually be pulled off in less than two years. That’s a lot of infrastructure to put in to support the venue: roads, streets,… Read more »

Modoc
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Modoc

My hope is that less press coverage means less Youtube videos about front wings being made and hopefully offices with pictures of Jim Clark in them.

We should really be worried when there are videos of Tilke running the bulldozer to “flatten” some of the hill crests :-)