Liberty Media buy F1

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

  1. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    No argument from me for that. Because a cost cap & level playing field would bring great racing

    But i think telemetry has taken something away from F1. As in Pirelli era sometimes its just engineers telling the drivers how to drive by data. Not allowed to push into the unknown anymore
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  3. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    Well Fernando seems to have already heard the drums and decided to follow the money.
  4. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Carey admits existing races will be replaced -

    If, as the article says, Monza is replaced, I wonder if Ferrari will continue in F1.
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  5. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Happy to be me again Contributor

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    Monza and Silverstone have been about to be dropped from the F1 calendar for about 20 years now. Frankly I'm bored of reading about it.
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  6. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    I'm bored of waiting for it.
    Never rated either for the last 20 years.
  7. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    He makes it certain, the bottom line is the bottom line; it's all down to to the size of the bid.

    Have they looked at the audience size for the races, I suspect that the highest are the ones which are timed for the European and US markets
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  8. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    There is a difference this time: FOM is even more money-grubbing than Bernie was, plus the latter at least had some appreciation for the history of the sport.

    One by one, over the years I have seen truly great circuits such as Rouen, Nurburgring, Spa, Clermont-Ferrand, Zandvoort, St. Jovite and Watkins Glen (you youngsters have no idea what you have missed) dropped from the calendar. While I prefer Brands Hatch over Silverstone, for me, the thought of losing the British and/or Italian races would, to me at least, mean the death of the sport that I have followed since the early 1960s.
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