F1 » Your views: Why no American in F1?


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Rob01 - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 2:18 AM

sham, there has Never been a following for F1 in the United States. Even before UFC,Nascar,tractor pulls. Go spew that bull crap somewhere else. And that includes all the years when modern technologies didn't exist nor the need for instant gratification.

George Zaidan

January 20, 2012 7:29 AM

Simply put in the United States of America motor racing is for the Red Necks while in Europe the Formula 1 is for people of culture. People of culture in the States will watch the F1 every chance they get.

cassyo

January 20, 2012 9:19 AM

The truth at the core imo is this: F1 is NOT an US originated sport and therefore an US driver involved- let alone teams and WDC-s, was rarely the case and it will go like that for good.Looking into the opposite side through the mirror, the US genuine sports have rarely spread around the world in the same manner.It all hangs upon the US vs European patent dispute at the end of the day.

1Jez

January 20, 2012 2:27 PM

Richard - indeed, and that's kind of my point. We don't need drivers in this sport just because of their nationality, we need the most talented drivers to make the sport interesting.

UncleSam

January 20, 2012 4:03 PM

The arrogance and ignorance being spewed here is a perfect example of the European fear of an American being involved in the sport. Fears that all of Europe learned in the late 70's, when the American invasion took place and they dominated motorcycle grand prix racing. Inferior nations, that believed that they had skilled racers, found out that they didn't and haven't won a championship since. So it is perfectly understandable that you would want to degrade and imply inferiority upon those you subconsciously know to be superior. So say what you want about us Yanks, because you are only revealing how much better we are compared to you.

richard

January 20, 2012 4:20 PM

uncle sam. looks as if some have troddn on you nationalistic toe!
i certainly do not subconciously believe that americans are inferior. but your "arrogance" is what gets peoples backs up, so expect retaliation!
the simple fact is that if an american, or a finn, or a transylvanian driver is exceptional, then he will get a chance in f1. in fact there would be a stampede to his door. but it is up to the driver to PROVE themselves a candidate first, and so far no recent american has the required skill.
unfortuately too, the last couple who were given a chance, bombed.

ps. look at the stands in the accompanying photo. empty! get your f1 fans out to the races!

JeffS86

January 20, 2012 4:48 PM

Richard,

The figures for attendance at the Indianapolis motor speedway for the last 6 years the US GP was run there were estimated to be somewhere around 125,000 people. I may be mistaken, but even today wouldn't those numbers make it one of the best attended GPs on the calendar? The reason there are so many empty seats in the grand stand is that the permanent seating capacity at Indianapolis is around 250,000. So with 125,000 people for 250,000 seats - 1/2 the seats would empty.

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