F1 » January debut only remaining deadline for US F1.


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JJ - Unregistered

September 07, 2009 11:44 AM

I'll give USF1 about 2,5 years before they leave.

Clearly, the 'lean and mean' budget as well as thinking they might actually get results on track from the get go and not telling backers it might take some time before they could be competitive all don't bode well for a long term future in F1.

Also, I wonder what the team right now is actually marketing with the 'great marketing platform' F1 provides them. The US? How is that going to create revenue for them? That tube thinghy isn't sponsoring them and without a really big sponsor or backing from a car manufacturer, all the new teams are like Williams (held up by charity), but without the history (and handouts). They don't stand a chance.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 07, 2009 12:28 PM

It occurs to me that the Brawn success at the start of the year has given a false impression to new teams and new sponsors that anyone can walk into F1 and use new thinking to beat the old guard, people believing the fairy story loved by the media rather than the hard reality that Honda poured a fortune into the car and then walked just as they'd got it right. This could see a lot of disappointed sponsors losing interest after a year or two and a sudden drop in money in the sport once they realise that with 13 teams on the grid it is even harder to win, and even harder to get any TV exposure.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 07, 2009 12:29 PM

Taz, now I'm left wondering what sort of comments they were. Were they offensive or just controversial. If you knew they went against this site's rules, why did you post them?

andrewm

September 07, 2009 12:52 PM

They have all the makings of another Pacific, Simtek or at best Forti.

I give them 2 years of toddling around at the back until the team either folds or is bought by a manufacturer or changes into another team.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 07, 2009 12:58 PM

Jack, the only thing I can think of is that any clips of F1 appearing on YouTube are always copyright infringements and not authorised by FOM. I'm speculating that Crash doesn't want to promote illegal use of copyright materials, and if that is the case then that is fine by me.

Is it just YouTube or links to other sites in general? If they allowed links to other sites then the pages would be quickly overrun with spammers posting links for viagra etc, so banning any form of link helps keep the boards usable by motorsport fans.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 07, 2009 1:01 PM

Andrew, maybe you should organise a sweepstake on how long before USF1 announces its withdrawl from F1, maybe to the nearest month where month zero is the first race of the 2010 season. I'll take 4 years 3 months.

andrewm

September 07, 2009 1:02 PM

If you want to reference the website in question, write something like:

"a popular video hosting site which is owned by a popular internet search engine".

This way you are not mentioning the name but everyone knows what you're on about. :)

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