Car Racing

Why many countries don’t host the F1 race? (Part 1)

Speed ​​enthusiasts will experience the dream when witnessing the “beasts” of Mercedes and Ferrari. However, many countries have withdrawn from hosting the F1 race.

Hosting the F1 race is said to be able to promote the development of the tourism industry, promoting the country’s beautiful image to friends around the world.

However, the organization of a stage of F1 depends on many factors.

Many countries fled F1

“No one knows when Germany will reorganize an F1 race again,” journalist Andrew Benson, an expert on Formula 1 (F1) once exclaimed in his BBC article in March, 2015. The same thing happens with France, where the first races take place.

Germany, the home of F1 legends Michael Schumacher, 7 times world champions, and Sebastian Vettel, 4 times world champions, twice canceled plans to organize races in 2015 and 2017 seasons. , the race in Germany that disappeared in a one-year schedule was in 1955.

Historical voices no longer have weight. According to Benson, Germans are no longer interested in F1. Each year, the Nurburgring and Hockenheim racetrack alternately organize races. When the Nurburgring could no longer “burden”, Hockenheim was believed to dominate the market.

The truth is that Germans do not get it again. The organizers of Hockenheim race face many difficulties in attracting the audience. In trial races, many rows of empty seats appeared. In 2014, on the official day of competition, BBC statistics only 50,000 spectators to the racetrack.

Germany has a proud F1 racing history. They had the illustrious Michael Schumacher, who later possessed the talented Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. In the end, that still does not help the country maintain the F1 race. According to the BBC, the cost to organize this event is too high.

In 2017, Malaysia officially withdrew from the F1 village after hosting the race since 1999. At that time, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak explained the sluggish ticket status, the sparse viewership led to the decision to “close” Sepang International Circuit (SIC) racing arena.

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