Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Rutherford, Sep 17, 2017.
RasputinLives Much the chagrin of just about everyone except Raikkonen (to some extent) and Vettel
Log in or Sign up to remove all adverts.
F1Brits_90 If the FIA / Liberty Media wanted to promote that rivalry then they should be doing their utmost to put it on free to air TV so everyone can understand the intensity and significance
Until next season when it will be Audi.
& its free to air. Its hugely important as i said before with cricket. It 2005 on channel 4 it was huge the famous 2nd test that went to the wire got 8m viewers gripped the nation the last series amazing coverage no doubt & a ton of money for the rights just past people by as i think 400,000 watched
So could easiy see FE on terrestial overtaking F1 before the end of 2024 deal
Easy to get to venues and reasonable ticket prices are though.
I've been discussing this with my friends. Putting F1 behind the pay per view curtain is great, for about ten seconds. You get the current fans to pay through the nose (I never have and never will by the way) and there is more money in F1. Then the fans get fed up of paying, or move to a new sport or whatever and where are you going to get new viewers from? I don't think you will, so the sport will suffer hugely. Putting F1 on free to air tv is the only guaranteed way of gaining and keeping new viewers in my opinion. Of course opinions are like noses, we all have one!
Bill Boddy I thought another German car manufacturer is also joining the series as well.
I think once F1 is totally PPV then there will be a switch to Formula E or British touring car series even British F3 will get more coverage
I am actually finding MotoGP more interesting to follow even though Marquez is dominating but because there are at least 8 -10 bikes who could win races and a lot of top riders
So F1 might shoot itself in the foot if its not too careful
Also if its true Hamilton is seriously thinking about quitting in 2020, along with the British GP being in doubt and with no real outstanding British driver yet to succeed Hamilton unless Lando Norriss really makes the headlines that will put people even further off F1
F1 shoots its self so much & with such regularity. they got a bigger gun problem than the united states
Formula 1 teams get new guidelines for 2019 aero rules changes
& we got a picture of what they could look like, which i like the look of the front wing just 1 piece, which will hopefully cut down on the much needed turbulent air. Christian horner usually talks sense but i just understand how he thinks that these current cars are fine & don't need changing until 2021
Martin Brundle has dropped the brutal truth about Kimi Raikkonen after Canadian GP
Brundle believes Sunday was a sign that Raikkonen needs to be dropped for Le Clerc given he probably had the fastest car but finished behind Hamilton and some 30 seconds down
Will this be enough? Is just cleaning up the front wing going to change things enough that we don't need the DRS....or do they need to do something more?
Removing blown axle, moving barge boards, increasing DRS gap to make it 30% more effective.
We will see.
Lewis Hamilton reveals he's 'closer than ever' to signing new contract extension with Mercedes | Daily Mail Online
It looks like Lewis is seriously considering beating Schumacher's record of 7 championship wins
We are therefore not likely to see a partnership of Hamilton with Vettel or Verstappen until 2020 when their contracts runs out
Ferrari ready to replace Raikkonen with Leclerc for 2019 F1 season
It seems like Raikkonen is finally going to get the bootand Ferrari will go for LeClerc on the basis it costs too much to hire Ricciardo???? This is Ferrari the team that gets $50m royalties each year just to be in F1 but they pay $45m reputedly towards Vettel's salary.
So it appears they don;t want to make huge bids to hire Ricciardo who would want at last a contract that highlights he is getting paid as a top line driver
I think realistically that there are now four top talents in F1 teams; Ricciardo, cHamilton, Vettel and Thestrapon. The only one who has to make a decision is Ricciardo and if he's got his head screwed on he'll orchestrate a one year deal with Red Bull.
Mercedes will stay unchanged and Ferrari will take somebody on a one year contract, possibly Perez.
Separate names with a comma.