• Short Summary

    The loss of the Belgium Grand Prix is likely to be one
    of the outcomes of a key meeting between Formula One chiefs
    being held in London on Monday (October 28).

  • Description


    SPA/FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 10, 1997) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)


    1.
    VARIOUS OF THE CIRCUIT SHOWING VARIOUS CIGARETTE ADVERTISING HOARDINGS



    SPA/FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM (JUNE 4, 1956) (REUTERS - SCHEDULED NEWS ONLY, NO INTERNET USE)


    2.
    START OF GRAND PRIX


    3.
    BRITISH DRIVER STIRLING MOSS IN A MASERATI (30) LOSING A WHEEL


    4.
    BRITISH DRIVER PETER COLLINS (8) WINNING



    SPA/FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM (JUNE 13, 1965) (REUTERS - SCHEDULED NEWS ONLY, NO INTERNET USE)


    5.
    START OF GRAND PRIX


    6.
    BRITISH DRIVERS JIM CLARK IN A LOTUS (17) AND GRAHAM HILL IN A BRM (7), THEN US DRIVER RICHIE GINTHER IN A HONDA (10)


    7.
    CLARK WINNING



    SPA/FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 10, 1997) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)


    8.
    MORE OF THE CIRCUIT SHOWING VARIOUS CIGARETTE ADVERTISING HOARDINGS




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The loss of the Belgium Grand Prix is likely to be one
    of the outcomes of a key meeting between Formula One chiefs
    being held in London on Monday (October 28).


    Team sources told Reuters on Friday (October 25) that
    bosses had decided at a meeting on Thursday (October 24) not
    to go to Belgium if tobacco advertising restrictions were in
    place.

    They subsequently met FIA officials on Friday and any
    decision will need to be approved on Monday at the meeting
    being held at a Heathrow Airport hotel.

    The Spa circuit has long been one of the most popular
    venues with drivers and spectators alike for Grand Prix
    racing. The Eau Rouge series of bends is generally thought to
    be one of the most exciting sections of racetrack in the
    world.

    Despite Spa's popularity, Formula One chief Bernie
    Ecclestone has recently signed deals to hold Grands Prix in
    China and the Middle East with Belgium's event likely to be
    cancelled to make way for these races.

    Other radical ideas are being considered at Monday's
    meeting after a season dominated by Michael Schumacher and
    Ferrari, the team that won 15 of the 17 races, with television
    viewing figures dwindling as fans switch off.

    The main proposals, that have generated considerable
    controversy since they were first aired late last month,
    include a 'handicap' system of adding a kilo of ballast to a
    driver's car for every point won.

    Other measures designed to save money and spice up the
    show are for qualifying to take place over four half hour
    sessions, two on Friday and two on Saturday, and for testing
    to be heavily cut back.

    Team boss Frank Williams has described Monday's meeting in
    London as "the most important meeting for Formula One in two
    decades, possible ever."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18Y0F7VR86XXISOEOX5IEC42N
    Media URN:
    VLVA18Y0F7VR86XXISOEOX5IEC42N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1956
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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