Dubai and Mallorca races for F1 2014?
|August 15, 2011||Posted by admin under Formula 1||
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I am a betting man, and thus if I was to place a bet, I’d put some money on the sound of turbocharged F1 cars screaming around Dubai for certain, and maybe also Mallorca in 2014.
Dubai Grand Prix 2014
Mallorca Grand Prix 2014 ( European Grand Prix )
I think these would both add even morel glamour to Formula 1, which seems to be what it’s all about. When I was younger I used to think it was about great race tracks that test man and machine, with high speed sliptreaming and a test of nerve between the bravest drivers. ( I’m thinking Mansell & Senna here! ).
Further to my earlier article speculating on where the 2014 season could race, Dubai already has the facility, so it’s just a matter of time, and after poor races in Valencia, and Bernie’s visit to Mallorca in May 2011, there’s surely no smoke without fire?
Representatives from Mallorca met with Mr Ecclestone at the 2011 European Grand Prix in Valencia to present the plans for the Mallorca Grand Prix which they claim will be completed in 2013.
The project is fully supported by Joan Jaume Mulet, the mayor of Llucmajor muicipality and architects, Mateo Palmer and Biel Arbona have been commissioned to begin work on the track.
There are some serious players involved in the Formula 1 Mallorca plan including Federico Gastaldi who was involved with taking the F1 back to Argentina in the mid-90′s. Federico is acting as a mediator in the discussions with Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Management company (FOM).
The future of F1 in Mallorca (if at all) will largely be down to the Valencia Street Circuit’s plans to modify three corners of the circuit as they attempt to make the event more exciting to watch (and take part in). Valencia organisers will be speaking with F1 drivers to go over proposed alterations and see if they can integrate some overtaking opportunities into the circuit.
The event is best suited to take place in either May or September due to these months being out of the tourist season but mostly because there is always the chance of rain at this time. The changeable weather on the Balearic Islands will provide the event with some excitement as we all know that a bit of rain changes the dynamics of a race significantly and makes for superior spectator pleasure ( as long as they have raincoats ! )
The infrastucture for a Formula 1 event is already in place in Mallorca. Palma airport is ideally located and can easily handle the event and there are plenty of good hotels on the island to look after anyone wanting to enjoy the Mallorca Grand Prix!
There are also plenty of moorings for Super Yachts (especially with the new Port Adriano Marina nearing completion), ample quality restaurants and good roads on the Island.