F1 » Your views: Why no American in F1?


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JeffS86

January 19, 2012 7:03 PM

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in the morning to watch golf or something I didn't love.

Also - just noticed that my previous post was cut off as well. Was trying to say that the commitment from a young racer's family would have to be massive to make the move to Europe (not that the financial side of any type of racing in any location is really cheap for the average family to afford)

richard

January 19, 2012 7:06 PM

nutball.that is a terrible statement to make about the f1 teams. that they "dont want an us driver due to nationality." that is accusing the teams of being bigoted or racist. have you not noticed the international flavour in the current line up? nationality means zilch, unless you are bernie trying to encourage a gp in another country. but even he has arranged two prospective gps in the states, and hasnt been pushing for a us driver. before a us driver can be considered for a seat in f1,he has to be good enough, or else has to have a load of sponsorship to buy a seat in a lesser team.
i would bet that if rossi or another american won te gp2 championship this year, he would be in f1 next year.

MR

January 19, 2012 7:06 PM

The USA, culturally, not just in sports, has long been isolationist. Historically, they have displayed little interest in European affairs (it took the attack on Pearl Harbour, and Germany declaring war on them to get them into WW2, remember, and even then, a significant part of the population were still against it). Their education is based very much on domestic affairs and history. This is hardly surprising when you consider how the country was born - from revolution against a European colonial power. It is against this psyche you have to consider their attitudes today. As another ex-pat brit (based in Texas), I see examples of a lack of knowledge of European matters almost every day. But then how many of us Brits/Europeans have in-depth knowledge of American history and their affairs?

r truth - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 7:11 PM

majority of the American crowds prefer more accidents nd drama while they stuff their mouth with burgers an the side of tracks. they want fun ( picnic kind of ) and not quality racing..

JB218 - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 7:12 PM

As has been posted already we are introduced and exposed to a different discipline of four wheeled racing. Not saying it is the proper form or F-1 is the proper form. When we do compete in similar forms such as two wheel then we can be dominating. Motocross/Supercross is a perfect example....dominate!!! As far as the comment of too many buttons from our overly intellectual friend...I dare say that pilots from around the rest of the world would compete with US fighter elites.

Yes the US is in a downward spiral at the moment. We have leadership that has tried to impose certain liberal and socialists economic values backed by union labor that has made America lazy. We know our shortcomings and will repair. And as history repeats itself...the US will probably come to the rescue of others...it just will be in more serious matters than F-1. (lol)

MR

January 19, 2012 7:15 PM
Last Edited 943 days ago

I would like to continue my post, but the crazy Crash editing won't recognise common English text.

And reading some of the facile comments here only reinforce the view of Americans about Brits/Europeans

CarbonFiber

January 19, 2012 7:35 PM
Last Edited 943 days ago

Why would a young talented driver who has everything to gain at home want to race elsewhere? success would not receive deserved credit - most opinions of America from others are negative so why get involved in a bad situation - we have nothing to prove to others that just want us to fail.

Essexredneck

January 19, 2012 7:40 PM

@JB218 I think you've been watching too many Hollywood films. Do you actually claim that European freedom and prosperity are the result of the US' actions at any time in history? Europe was wealthy and free when the USA was only Red Indians and millions of Buffalo. If it wasn't for Europeans, there wouldn't actually be a USA. We gave you absolutely everything you have, including your language

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