(Mercedes AMG F1)
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has stated that onus in on the team's to bring down the ticket prices for fans by accepting less of the commercial rights revenue that he awards to the team's at the end of each season. There has been a lot of talk recently that the price of attending a Grand Prix is too high and that is why fans are turning off the sport.
The race promoters have stated that the season that ticket prices are so high is because the cost of staging a Grand Prix is too high and that in order for the the ticket prices to be reduced the hosting fee in turn needs to be reduced.
This has been a long running argument and it looks like it is something that will continue to rumble on for the moment.
For fans it is not just the cost of tickets that needs to be taken into account when deciding on what race to attend but also the cost getting to the circuit in terms of transport and also the cost of accommodation.
© Ben Johnston 2014.