Is Formula 1 going to Disneyland (Paris)?
Published: May 17, 2008 at 11:28 AM
Could Formula 1 be coming to Disneyland Paris?
Published reports in France have the Formula 1 wanting to move the French Grand Prix from Magny Cours to Paris. And Disneyland Paris appears to be the preferred site. The French prime minister is on board. Disney appears to be on board. F1 likes the site.
So what's the hold-up? Hey, it's Formula 1! As always, the hold-up is money. Disney doesn't want to pay the estimated $31 million in expenses to run the race, and is waiting for the French government to step up instead. And heaven forbid that F1 pays to run its own races.
Hey, if this happens, I might actually have to fly across the Atlantic for this one. Since the U.S. Grand Prix went belly up (again, over money), Canada's been the closest F1 race. I've long wanted to see the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, but the combination of an F1 race and Disneyland Paris might be too much for me to resist. (Even if it'll likely be run on some lame parking-lot course.)