Liberty Media buy F1

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Bill Boddy, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Angellica

    Angellica Rookie Supporter

    teabagyokel I think the paywall is a disastrously stupid idea. (end of sentence).
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  3. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    yes ive said before comparing between cricket in 2005 on terrestrial tv, because you look at how huge that summer was for cricket, 8m is unheard of viewing figures. it was front page & back page news. open top bus & flintoff got a tv career of the back of it. whereas behind the paywall England win 3-0 Joe root was man of series. it barely made a dent in national news. that is worrying that f1 is going the same way

    also I'm interesting in the viewing figures for Q3 & post qualifying. how big the own goal was. because according to gary lineker the viewing figures for Sweden quarter final was 19.7m & it had a TV share of 88%
  4. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    There was a group of us who were chatting in the clubhouse one day when someone came in and asked if we would mind answering a few questions. It turned out to be one of those pollsters who ask toy what TV programme you were watching at a particular time.

    This was about the previous day, we had been running one of our most important golf tournaments of the year and had all been busy with that, So quite possibly the FA Cup final viewing figures were down a bit that year.:no:
  5. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    As we know there has been sort of promised that there will be rules coming out to limit the amount of aero in future. But was Silverstone the place where another change has started which will spread ad infinitum; I refer, of course, to the extension of DRS. Is the final aim to have DRS over the whole race and to be used at the will of the driver? It could be that it would reduce the turbulence even more and actually have a reverse effect making it to be avoided if there is someone who is close behind you.

    It is late at night, after all.
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  6. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    I've long said that drivers should be free to use DRS wherever and whenever they like.

    Some said it wouldn't be safe.
    I think it will encourage mistakes: and mistakes make good racing.
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  7. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    When DRS was first introduced drivers were able to use it anywhere on track during qualification. It was stopped on safety grounds. I agree it, if we have to suffer its use in F1 then it should be available anywhere at anytime.
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  8. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    Yep, DRS anywhere and the slot as wide as you like.
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  9. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    The thing is, it was brought in as an acceptable alternative to the F-duct (I've just noticed the schoolboy joke now I've written it :) ); and that could be used anywhere.
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