F1 » Ecclestone finds ally in 'rain-making' notion in US GP boss

US Grand Prix promoter Tavo Hellmund has bucked the general trend by describing F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone's controversial 'rain-making' idea as 'brilliant on several fronts'

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March 11, 2011 4:07 PM

Comments like this make me wonder about the validity of F1 in the US. They haven't run the first race at Texas yet and already the promoters are looking to "spice" up the racing with NASCAR like artifice.


March 11, 2011 4:14 PM

Actually comments like these make me wonder about the validity of BE. 1st the medals and now artificial rain. Why not just equip the cars with oil slicks, missles, and caltrops and have it sponsored by Playstation and litter random power boosters around the track.

And for race2 have all the drivers put their keys in a bowl, swinger style, and they all have to drive different cars. *rolleyes*

BE needs to go away.

Si - Unregistered

March 11, 2011 5:34 PM

No No i do think he is onto something here , i mean why stop at water , Freeze it ! , Or add a drop or two of oil , That would spice it up even more ! , FOG , Yes FOG , That too , or or umm lasers to shine in the drivers eyes ! . .............
**** . .

Maxx - Unregistered

March 11, 2011 5:43 PM

F-1 is by far my favorite form of racing, but, if they were ever to have this in a race I would turn it off, and, not turn it on again. Even the fools that ran the IRL (the Tony George years) couldn't have come up with this farce.

Marcos - Unregistered

March 11, 2011 6:06 PM

@ Calvin I don't think movable wings are that bad actually. If it exists in road cars than why not F1. At least it is using technology which is what F1 should be about. Not the spectacle that BE wants it to be. F1 is still the only series where every team is a manufacturer and that alone is the most impressive thing.

Kiko - Unregistered

March 11, 2011 6:17 PM

Typical that it would be American involvement that would give this stupid idea a thumbs up.

Overtaking isn't meant to be seen ALL the time, drivers are fans favourites for their ability to overtake - Hamilton being one of the best at the moment, with Kobayashi probably loved by every fan in the world.

NASCAR style constant overtaking would be meaningless.

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