Good GP discuss not designed to stress Monaco over F1 race

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali not too long ago revealed that Good has indicated an curiosity in holding the race after the present take care of Paul Ricard runs out.

On the similar time F1 is in negotiations with Monaco over an improved future deal.

The principality not solely pays the bottom charge of any occasion, it additionally creates its personal broadcast in addition to retaining the rights to place up circuit signage for its personal sponsors.

A conflict between official F1 associate Rolex and Monaco’s personal TAG Heuer deal is a supply of appreciable frustration to Liberty.

Many see Domenicali’s revelation of the Good bid as a means of placing stress on Monaco with the clear implication that F1 may placed on a avenue race just some miles down the coast.

Nonetheless, Maffei insisted that highlighting the Good bid wasn’t a negotiating tactic.

“No, we simply need to have nice races, that is what we wish,” he instructed Autosport. “We all the time look, there are lots of people inquisitive about holding a race, and we take a look at the alternate options.”

Requested if Liberty and F1 had been taking part in hardball with Monaco over a future deal, he denied that was the case.

“I dispute that characterisation. I feel Monaco has the most effective deal of any observe on the calendar. They could deserve it. However there are particular issues that must be in line with everyone else.

“We predict Monaco is a particular place, an exquisite place. However, , equity says there are particular issues that needs to be in every single place.”

Relating to the conflict of watch manufacturers, he famous: “We attempt to shield our sponsors.”

A view of Monaco track

A view of Monaco observe

Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Pictures

Maffei stated not too long ago that F1 might observe the Las Vegas mannequin and develop into concerned as a promoter at some “conventional” occasions. Nonetheless, he denied that Monaco may fall below such a deal.

“I feel what I stated was, we will do that, it has potential, we might be sponsors some place else. Now we have no present plans. However it’s an fascinating mannequin,” he stated.

“First, we will see if we will be profitable in Las Vegas. If we had been going to choose one other place, I am undecided that [Monaco] is the place I’d begin for us to be the place we add as a lot worth. I feel there are different locations the place we might be extra optimistic.”

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Requested if Spa was an instance of a venue that wanted a promotional enhance, he stated: “There’s nothing in thoughts but. I feel loads of our promoters have stepped up their sport and quite a bit have completed issues to enhance the services and make it a greater expertise.

“And we welcome that, and the place we will be useful, we might wish to be.”

In the meantime, Maffei is optimistic {that a} deal will be concluded to run a South African GP in Kyalami, with an April 2023 date understood to be doubtless.

“We’ll see. We attempt to say we race on each continent the place individuals have vehicles. We’re making an attempt, we have not gotten there but. However we’re making an attempt. I feel issues arrange effectively there.”

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