Thanks, figured the election changed it. And so the drama continues...what is
Ecclestone talking about with the New Jersey race...it seems to me:
1. He found a different twentieth race, but since London is still fantasy and Paul Ricard is off, I have no idea what that would be. Argentina?
2. He wants to get Tavo Hellmund, his friend, in charge over Leo Hindery. Wouldn't put it past him. Hellmund's no longer involved with the race in Texas.
3. The New Jersey race literally has no money. Consider it was coming from all private money with no government help. It's entirely possible they couldn't make that work. And the government won't support it (whether they should or should not is a political discussion I'm not going to have) for a huge reason: how many people traveling to the race are going to be staying in, eating in, shopping in, etc. in Weehawken, New Jersey or in West New York, New Jersey? And how many are going to be staying in, eating in, shopping in, etc. in New York? This race does nothing for anyone in New Jersey, government-wise. All the money is going to end up in New York. All the prestige will go to New York, too, since it turns out the British press is just as horrible at geography as the American press is, and thinks this race in New York which it actually isn't.
So if they did need government help, they wouldn't get it. And since I'm pretty sure a race in Hudson County that isn't funded by the government is honestly funded by the mob...maybe Ecclestone is telling the truth that the money's not there...