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Jim Clausen

November 14, 2014 10:09 PM
Last Edited 447 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 447 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.

Jim Clausen

October 02, 2014 11:56 AM

F1 » Alonso can’t commit future to Ferrari

Taipan: Also rumours going around that McLaren's main Bahraini shareholders aren't impressed with Dennis, not only for the teams performance but because of his inability to find a main sponsor. Gerhard Berger is being tipped as his replacement. McLaren, Honda, Berger, Alonso and Button could make a pretty potent team.
Rumors not withstanding, Ron Dennis and McLaren are almost one in the same. In fact, many would give credit to Dennis for McLaren's successes over the years. If the shareholders want to heave Ron overboard they'll find him a rather weighty object. Ron Dennis is no stranger to board room maneuverings.

Jim Clausen

September 18, 2014 12:34 PM
Last Edited 505 days ago

F1 » Alonso calls for ‘united’ Ferrari

Ferrai has been f'ed up for a long time, now. It has pretty much went downhill since the departure of Todt and Brawn. It's not for lack of money that Ferrari is underperforming, so it has to be personnel. They have, who many consider, the best driver in F1, Alonso. The latest appointment of Marco Mattiacci only tells me that Ferrari are flailing about. For christ's sake Mattiacci is a salesman. The firing of di Montezemolo pretty much confirms Ferrari's disarray. The Fiat board wanted to see blood on the board room floor and they got it. Two ways for Alonso to go, another team or retirement, cause it's not going to happen (winning) with Ferrari for a long time to come. As for Kimi, I think he's there for a payday and not much else. Kimi is a realist and has no illusions about Ferrari returning to the winners circle soon, much less a championship.

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