Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Valencia and F1

From this report in Setanta Sports, perhaps Valencia should forget about the America's Cup:

Ron Dennis strongly believes that England has plenty to learn when it comes to staging major sporting events.

The McLaren boss has just returned from the 2008 European Grand Prix, staged on Valencia’s new city circuit, which made its Formula 1 debut over the weekend.

The event was deemed a success, for the most part, as the cars sped around the port area of the city, home to last year’s America’s Cup in yachting.

"When I go back into England and I go through Heathrow airport, I'm ashamed to be English,” Dennis is quoted as saying by PA Sport.

"Valencia is an area that is not the gateway to their country, and yet the local government showed vision to stage the America's Cup, to commit all the resources they did to turn it into a world-class venue.” -- Read on

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