• Sep 20th 2006 at 7:25PM
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Saying "Polish Grand Prix" sounds like the start of a joke, but unlike the halfhearted efforts underway in Bulgaria, the Poles might be serious. F1 fever appears to be sweeping the Eastern European country as their first F1 driver Robert Kubica has been shining as a rising star.

The target location is the Baltic seaside port city of Gdansk, a regional capital with a population of around one million and ever-increasing transcontinental accessibility. The track would be built on a 450-acre site six miles outside the city, formerly known as Danzig. The mayor is proposing a $200 million investment to build the track and its accompanying facilities, which should be more than enough to construct a thoroughly modern and comprehensive potential host site for a grand prix.

The sport's recent shift away from the predominance of European races could hurt Poland's chances, but the prospect of opening up the former Soviet bloc to F1 could be enough to make the Pole position a compelling case.

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[Source: GrandPrix.com]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Ummm, the 'bloc' has been open for quite some time.
      Not familar with the Hungarian Grand Prix, located in former bloc country of Hungary? Racing since 1986 there, before the curtain was lifted......

      So 'compelling case' justification a bit misplaced or severely uninformed.
      • 9 Years Ago
      why only 2 weeks a year Picasso?
      Are You one of those who recently left Poland and never want to come back?
      That's really sad.
      • 9 Years Ago
      we have local elections this autumn in poland... so i wouldn't be suprised if mayor declared that he going to build first polish moonbase in next 5 years. :]
      • 9 Years Ago

      Haven't done anything good since 'Not Of This World' on the self titled album in 88....

      • 9 Years Ago
      Poland is central europe, not eastern europe...

      • 9 Years Ago
      Cool. I would love to see Formula One in my homeland. Another reason to return back to Poland for a week or two during the year.
      • 9 Years Ago
      if they can build a cool track and make it work financially; go for it!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I left Poland in 1985 at the age of 7. My current profession gives me a cool 2-paid weeks of vacation. 2-weeks is the minimum that I need for a visit to Poland, but we all know that is never enough.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wouldnt be a bad thing to bolster up their image. me and my wife went over to prague this sumer and then went to krakow in southern poland.. its a really great city
      • 9 Years Ago
      Gdansk is currently applying for Euro 2012 football championships and all the money from the city treasury will go for new stadiums etc, so the only way of financing is private companys - which wont give a cent unless Bernie decalers the F1 races will actually take place there - and he wont, becouse tabacco sponsors don't like the EU commercials restrictions.
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