Good GP speak not designed to strain Monaco over F1 race

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali lately revealed that Good has indicated an curiosity in holding the race after the present cope with Paul Ricard runs out.

On the identical 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 strain on Monaco with the clear implication that F1 might placed on a road race only a few 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 would like,” he informed Motorsport.com. “We all the time look, there are lots of people inquisitive about holding a race, and we have a look at the options.”

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

“I dispute that characterisation. I feel Monaco has the very best deal of any monitor on the calendar. They might deserve it. However there are particular issues that must be per everyone else.

“We expect Monaco is a particular place, a beautiful place. However, , equity says there are particular issues that ought to be in all places.”

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

A view of Monaco track

A view of Monaco monitor

Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photographs

Maffei stated lately that F1 might observe the Las Vegas mannequin and change into concerned as a promoter at some “conventional” occasions. Nonetheless, he denied that Monaco might fall underneath such a deal.

“I feel what I stated was, we will do that, it has potential, we may very well be sponsors some place else. Now we have no present plans. Nevertheless it’s an attention-grabbing mannequin.

“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 might begin for us to be the place we add as a lot worth. I feel there are different locations the place we may very well be extra optimistic.”

Requested if Spa was an instance of a venue that wanted a promotional increase, he stated: ” There’s nothing in thoughts but. I feel lots of our promoters have stepped up their sport and lots 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 prefer 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’ve not gotten there but. However we’re making an attempt. I feel issues arrange properly there.”

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