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Silverstone casts doubt over British jersey
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12 Jul, 2017 · #1
The owners of the Silverstone circuit, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, have Mike Smith Authentic Jersey activated the break clause on their contract to host the British Grand Prix and will now only hold the race until 2019. There are currently no other circuits in the UK with the classification to host Formula One and there are no credible alternatives. If the BRDC fails to come to a new agreement with owners the Formula One Group (formerly Liberty Media) there is a genuine possibility there would be no British Grand Prix, an event that has been on the F1 calendar since the world championship began in 1950.With this year’s British Grand Prix set to take place this weekend and despite another huge crowd expected to attend to watch http://www.officialarizonacoyotes.com/Adidas-Mike-Smith-Jersey Lewis Hamilton’s attempt to win his fourth race in a row there, the event remains loss-making for the circuit.“It is not financially viable for us to deliver the British Grand Prix under the terms of our current contract,” said John Grant, chairman of the BRDC. “We sustained losses of £2.8m in 2015 and £4.8m in 2016, and we expect to lose a similar amount this year. We have reached the tipping point where we can no longer let our passion for the sport rule our heads.”The Formula One Group, insisted they had offered Silverstone longer to consider invoking the break clause and claimed the circuit was looking to make a short-term gain. “We deeply regret that Silverstone has chosen instead to use this week to posture and position themselves and invoke a break clause that will take effect in three years’ time,” said a statement.“We offered to extend the current deadlines in order to focus on everything that is great about Silverstone and Formula One. Regretfully the Silverstone management has chosen to look for a short Authentic Corey Crawford Youth Jersey term advantage to benefit their position.”Before the current contract was signed in 2009 there was considerable expectation that the circuit would not be able to meet the demand for new facilities at the track nor the hosting fees demanded by F1 management – at the time led by Bernie Ecclestone. They met both criteria but in doing so assumed the current financial difficulties.As for her opponent in Tuesday’s quarter-final, Halep brought out the very best in Konta, who has blossomed beyond all expectation. “It’s a little bit surreal,” the Briton said. “It’s incredible how quickly things go in tennis. I’m still digesting http://www.officialchicagoblackhawks.com/Adidas-Denis-Savard-Jersey things. I felt very clear on what I was trying to achieve out there, regardless of whether it was going my way or not. I knew she was really not going to give me much for free. I had to create my own chances, and I was fortunate to take a few of them.”Indeed she did, breaking the tough Romanian twice from Chris Conner Authentic Jersey eight chances. Her serve was solid, some of her groundstrokes blistering and her composure as impressive as at any time in her career.Konta, at 26, has become the player that Laura Robson – still only 23 – often was and might yet be again: an uncompromising hitter whose core strategy is to drill the ball deep, shot after shot, and grind her opponent down. Robson probably hit the ball harder at her peak before injury cut her down, but Konta has a more mechanical and reliable swing that brings her winners through attrition rather than spectacularly.All of her skills and a few lingering wisps of her old vulnerability were on show. However, it was not the occasion that induced fault lines in her attack, but her wonderful opponent, whose discipline kept her unforced errors to only nine over two hours and 38 minutes. This was an unmitigated battle of muscle, endurance and courage in the shot. Neither of them held back for a second.Here, there was not a hint of a drop shot until the third point of the 12th game, 43 minutes into the match, even though there were several openings before then. Not many followed. Both coaches, Wim Fissette for Konta and Halep’s Darren Cahill, are acknowledged tacticians; maybe they also see ripping the ball to shreds as the safest route to victory.Reinforcing that suspicion, the relentless power-punching of Konta earned her a break-back to love in the 25th minute, and she kept it up all the way to the tie-break. A couple of elementary mistakes cost her the set. Would she fold or fight?Her challenge was not just subduing her wired-up opponent but also her own nerves. It is a task she has managed well in two close wins against Halep on the Tour, and she diligently worked her way back into the match. There were moments of anxiety in the fifth game as she looked like blowing a 40-love lead before staying ahead in the serving cycle. Halep fought doggedly to hold for four-all.The noise when they went to the second tie-break was amplified to the point of hysteria under the roof. Konta could afford no slip-ups; Halep, of course, wanted to end it here. Konta bullied her across the baseline in a high-level rally for set point and after an hour and 50 minutes, served out, bringing the stadium to a pitch of excitement normally seen in the closing moments of a final.
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