March 13, 2008

Grand Faux

I don't know how long or far or loud the Formula One Grand Prix was in Adelaide, but I do know that by 1995 Melbourne had stolen the event from South Australia, with indiscrete glee.

It would seem that it has taken Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone more than 13 years to figure out that Australia is, indeed, in a different time zone to the rest of the world.

Ecclestone has been throwing a prolonged tanty, threatening to "expel" Melbourne from his expensive, wasteful, gas guzzling, boy-toy macho-fest.

Reason being:

"The only way the race could stay in Melbourne, or anywhere else in Australia, is if it is staged during the night so that the public in Europe can watch it," Ecclestone has told all and sundry media types who hang off and scribe his every word.

"At the moment, it is ridiculous that people are asked not to sleep in order to see it live. That can't carry on."

Guess he’s never taken notice of the Olympic Games then, or any other sporting event held in random locations around the world, hey?

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