I have just been on 20 days holiday; this covered 2 races. Unfortunately I was unable to set my recorder to save these races so missed these because by the time that I was awake enough to see the Chinese GP it had timed out on Channel 4. Bahrain was never possible but sounds like it was the first real race for many a year.F1's marketing needs a re-think:Highlights gamble sees Channel 4 F1 viewing figures crash - Pitpass.com
I am ranting the same tune for several years, so you aren't alone. If I may add, I really do not believe for a second that imposition of some arbitrary and nonsensical budget limits is correct remedy how to improve racing on the track. Budget in my eyes is merely a bandage on the deep wound. Rot remains....
If F1 cannot hold the attention of someone who has watched/listened for many years it really must be dire and is not likely to improve by fiddling around at the edges. A total reboot is needed.
Couldn't agree more. I have less and less interest in the highlights we do get as they're not great, the content has been cut down so we have lost a lot of the things I used to enjoy like for example the pre race grid walk and so on. The racing is then bad enough you can pretty much turn off after lap one and not really miss anything.If F1 cannot hold the attention of someone who has watched/listened for many years it really must be dire and is not likely to improve by fiddling around at the edges. A total reboot is needed.
Are you asking me to submit evidence that Mercedes will leave F1 series? Well, I cannot do that for rather (to some) obvious reasons. You try to figure this out on your own.Izumi I haven’t seen (or looked for) any of these headlines but if they have any basis in truth, it doesn’t necessarily follow that Merc might leave F1. Nothing more to win for them? There are championships to win, every year, unless I’m mistaken.
Your extrapolation from rumour to ‘Future of the series might be in question...’ smacks of sensationalist pot-stirring lunacy that dare I say it we are all fairly accustomed to. However it appears that I have clicked on your bait so congratulations, I award you one nonsense point. Unless you can back it up with any evidence?
I fear it's not that simple. Intuitively I rather think it would require combination of changes in almost every subsystem on the car. To make car more agile and responsive to driver's will would probably require different tires, removing fuel restrictions, etc. Analogically, as I think about it, replacing downhill ski we have now, with mogul beaters. Tie up car control modul to driver's mind...customize it! German thinking vs. English control of the car...small things, you know...Ban wings.
Actually you could. Now it may take a little word-smithing in the regulations to define what a wing is. This would not end aerodynamic treatment of cars and you would certainly have spoilers, fins and other such items, but with the front and rear wings removed, you would have a drop in speed in the corners, increase on straights, drafting, nose-to-tail racing, longer braking zones, more exciting cars to watch, and probably closer racing and more passing. I don't see any down side other than we have had wings for a while so everyone is used to them.To fly, you needs some kind of wings, so, you cannot ban them altogether. However would simplified front perhaps satisfy American thinking (as partial remedy)?
I cannot agree with this more.If F1 cannot hold the attention of someone who has watched/listened for many years it really must be dire and is not likely to improve by fiddling around at the edges. A total reboot is needed.