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nealio

November 18, 2014 2:54 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Breaking the omerta


The abject failure of the FIA in governing the F1 business is at the root of this problem. The three teams that came into F1 on Mosley's watch did so because the Mosley FIA promised them cost caps for all competitors. The FIA under Mosley and now Todt have not delivered on this promise and the result is that these new teams have all been destroyed. In my opinion the FIA is no longer a viable governing body for F1 and has been superseded in it's role by a cartel composed of the commercial owners of the sport and the manufacturer teams. I find it amazing and admirable that independent teams Williams, Sauber,Force India and the team currently called Lotus have managed to survive up to this point. I am also perplexed as to their continued participation as there is no possibility for them to win a championship much less a single race so tilted is the field on which they must play.

nealio

November 13, 2014 7:30 PM

F1 » Fernley: F1's game plan has been exposed


If the car manufactures are in F1 because of the technology of the present formula. If they use F1 as an R&D lab for developing technology which they can benefit from in their commercial businesses then why should the client teams have to pay anything for being the lab rats of the engine makers? The client teams are actually paying the R&D expenses for Mercedes, Renault and Fiat. So consumers buy more clios, pandas and c classes paid for with the livelihoods of the people who worked for Marussia and Caterham and whoever is next in line. Is this the new value of F1? Is this worth watching any more than a trainwreck or an Ebola outbreak? Great fighting spirit from Fernley and Force India, very admirable, but to what end? No client team has a sporting chance to win a championship now. The playing field has been corrupted by ecclestone and the FIA has abandoned their responsibility to fairly govern the business.

nealio

November 05, 2014 3:05 PM

NASCAR » Old Chase, New Chase or No Chase?


A lot of the premises of this article are just plain wrong. I wouldn't say that this new format has increased the competition for the majority of teams and drivers cut from the rounds, would you? And the statement that the formatting of race series has always been an issue is so much blather. From the beginning of motorsports it's been winner take all and the rest are just ranked as been relatively less of a loser. It wasn't until television became the cash cow of racing that the gimmicks of "entertainment" reared their ugly heads and with the gradual eroding of fan interest in gimmicks the sponsors have thinned on the ground. This has made TV even more important, so the marketers chase viewers with even more gimmicks to supposedly attract the disinterested and we have the shambles of "The Chase." It reminds me of the spectacle of a dog "chasing" it's own tail, amusing for a few seconds and then just humiliating.


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