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APRIL 7, 2004

Ticket prices come down as fans fade

The Nurburgring has announced that it is cutting ticket prices dramatically to try to overcome falling attendance. the European Grand Prix is also planning to expand activities to four days.

"Formula 1 doesn't sell itself anymore, but the prices keep rising year by year," Nurburgring boss Walter

Kafitz told the Reuters newsagency. "We couldn't make a profit last year. We want to offer people a better show."

Prices for the two practice days have been slashed in the hope that more people will come in and boost the revenues. The British GP has tried a similar scheme and we hear it has been very successful. The fall in spectators across Europe may be due to the economy but there are also suggestions that Ferrari domination is to blame.