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Jim Clausen

November 24, 2014 1:45 PM

F1 » Ferrari appoints new F1 team principal

Nigel Tasker: Ferrari are obviously in a mess, it seems to me they don't know what to do. Get ross Braun back and quickly if you want to get some proper F1 organization back in Ferrari they need it.
I totally agree. Give Ross the keys and get the hell out of the way. Both of which Ferrari will never do. Next year, I predict, Ferrari will have difficulty scoring championship points.

Jim Clausen

November 14, 2014 10:09 PM
Last Edited 291 days ago

F1 » Ecclestone: ‘No point’ F1 targeting young fans

Dear Barney Ecclestone, I am seventy years old, but I will not be attending any F1 races. Too difficult to access most areas with my walker. My oxygen tank is not allowed in some places due to security concerns. I have retired my Rolex for a watch with oversize numerals. My cataracts make it difficult to distinguish one car from another. No doubt, I am the exception to most septuagenarians. I'm certain next year's races will be packed with people seventy and over. For those over seventy and no longer with us, I'm sure they will be there in spirit. If only you could find a way to make a claim on their estates. Best to you, Barney!

Jim Clausen

November 14, 2014 12:39 PM
Last Edited 292 days ago

F1 » Ecclestone: ‘No point’ F1 targeting young fans

Does Bernie not recognize that the people who run many of the companies with tons of cash, especially social media companies, are not seventy year olds? More likely to be in their thirties. I'm seventy myself. I can't afford to attend a F1 event because the millionaires and billionaires have priced me out. Example: The COTA F1 event. COTA was offering a package only of race tickets and hotel for around $5,000. RV parking was $15,000. WTF? I see the same thing happening with professional sports in the USA. Team owners are not interested in the sub $100 fan. Stadiums are being built with fewer and fewer cheap seats and more and more suites and boxes. I've been attending motorsports events for sixty years. USAC, CART, CanAm, IMSA, AMA and WoO as well as many local sanctioned events. The two I enjoyed the most were the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) events races and the World of Outlaw (WoO) events. The Daytona 200 motorcycle race ticket price was $35.

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