F1 » Fewer fans at GPs would make F1 'greener', says Ecclestone

Dismissing notions that he and FIA President Jean Todt do not get on, F1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone proposes a way for the sport to become more environmentally-friendly without downsizing engines...

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keech998 - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 1:45 AM

Which numpty disagreed with a joke, for fecks sake!!!!! It was a green joke... get it paint all fans green....get it.... someone clearly didn't. Get a life some people!!!!!

Ignore what Bernie says, he's just stirring sh't. May be some of you should stop pretending to know it all, and grow a sense of humour...... Instead of an erection at anal (pardon the pun) details about F1 cars!!!!!

Have some fun ladies!!!!!!

What Happened to F1 - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 3:39 AM

Hey Bernie - I don't attend F1 races or watch F1 races because of the engine sound. I watch because it is meant to be the pinnacle of 4 wheeled motorsport. To me there won't be much difference sound wise between a turbo 4 and the current F1 - V8 running at 15,000rpm.
If I want the sound of a real V8, I'll watch NASCAR or V8 Supercars, which have a true ballsy sound.

Jan - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 5:38 AM

of course he is totally right!
100.000 people driving their car to the race causes much more pollution than the racing cars!
So stay at home, watch the race on TV, you see it much better, when you want a beer you won't get robbed, no traffic problems, the moment the race is finished you can start doing something else.
I am doing this for 15 years already, really much better!

Rob Clarke - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 8:53 AM

The cost of attending F1 is already significantly above MOTOGP. If less spectators, those with tickets pay more. OR...

We then get drivers racing round empty tracks only in countries with corrupt governments who can afford to give money to the F1 bosses.

19Krpm - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 8:57 AM

The pinnacle of motorsports has left this planet.
Why are these two trolls BE-JT still debating regulation changes for 2013. BE didn't do much to save F1 from its demise as a motorsport and now he wants to pretend to look greener? Bernie does not need to move a finger to limit attendance at races: it is already at its lowest, with the exception of three or four venues: mission accomplished. This trolls net-worth must be in the dumps, he's desperate and this headline tells me BEs senility is in full bloom, it shows. If Murdoch pays more than 99M for F1, he overpaid. Furthermore, F1 running 4-bangers in 2013, I'm out! My 1-cyl lawnmower sounds better.

Rob Clarke - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 8:59 AM

I should have also added that in the grand scheme of things, the pollution from an FI event is insignificant in real terms. Bernie is clearly right in worrying that we will have to watch a load of solar powered cars going at 40 MPH to keep the tree huggers happy. Webber may then actually win a race!!

ferrarifan27 - Unregistered

May 13, 2011 9:58 AM

Bernie was just being sarcastic about having fewer fans. I hope we see the return of the V12 & V10 engines. If we are going to have a turbo era they should bring back the V6.

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