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BoSox

November 04, 2009 9:19 PM

F1 » Renault muse following Toyota out of F1


"Negative. If so, why would ING sponsor the Turkish GP, Hungary in 2008, and why does nobody want to sponsor a putative US GP? TV audience and target markets, nothing to do with nationality." ING sponsored the Turkish GP because it bought Oyak bank in 2007 for $2.3 Bil+ and has a major investment in that country as well as the fact that it could not become the primary sponsor of the English GP. Vodafone was the sponsor of the US GP before it was canceled off the calendar. Vodafone owns 45% of Verizon Wireless, one of the largest wireless companies in America.

BoSox

November 04, 2009 8:40 PM

F1 » Renault muse following Toyota out of F1


"If Ecclestone can get maximum cash for new location GPs then he should do it." Event sponsors tend to provide fewer sponsorship dollars if it is a market that is not as large also or not as appealing. An English corporation will have more incentive to sponsor a local event rather than one where it does not have any operations or a small one for that matter.

BoSox

November 04, 2009 8:35 PM

F1 » Renault muse following Toyota out of F1


"F1 does not need any of those grand prix. Only a tiny minority of supporters even go to a grand prix, they are going to be offered to the highest bidder. "Atmosphere" and "Tradition" have nothing to do with it. If Ecclestone can get maximum cash for new location GPs then he should do it." It has nothing to do with atmosphere and tradition. If someone has an event in their home country or in popular car markets, they are more inclined to watch it, forget about going because Bernie needs to find ways to reduce ticket prices to begin with. The time an event is on affects viewership also. If an event is on at 4:00am I am less inclined to watch it than if it was on at 3:00pm. Location matters.

BoSox

November 04, 2009 7:53 PM

F1 » Renault muse following Toyota out of F1


I agree with rob01, Bernie is indeed responsible. As the head of F1 Management, it is his job to oversee a positive outcome in the sport. If the ship is sinking, the captain has to take responsibility for it. He can do this by reducing costs to tracks and teams. Finding markets that manufacturers and fans would be attracted to is his job, and he's chosen some remote spots like Abu Dhabi ONLY because they gave him more money than anyone else. F1 absolutely needs a French GP, British GP, and it would be great for manufacturers to have a US GP because like said earlier, motorsport is to showcase and develop future/advanced technologies.

BoSox

November 04, 2009 7:41 PM

F1 » FIA examining legality of Toyota F1 departure


Toyota does not care if it was a breach of contract (if it actually was) because they may be assessed a fine and seeing their current condition, that's not a bad price to pay to jump ship. I don't know but I'm not sure if the FIA can assess the fine or a court has to do so but either way Toyota's gone and not going to stay because the FIA questions the "legality of the move."

BoSox

November 04, 2009 5:57 AM

WRC » Duval inks World Rally Car deal


You're saying crashing hurts the image of the World Rally Championship? It is what has made the WRC more known around the world than anything else. It's how many get into it in fact. Hyundai did not walk away because their car crashed...the car was a poor effort that was not up to par. Skoda walked away because the Octavia was downright terrible and the Fabia not much better (although in the IRC it's not all bad). Mitsu walked away for other reasons, mostly funding. While Duval may be a faster driver than Matty boy, Wilson is a better asset to have because he doesn't crash out and thanks to a weak field always scores points. The only time I'll ever say something positive for Matt.

BoSox

November 02, 2009 4:03 PM

F1 » Bridgestone to quit F1


The dwarf strikes again! A few months ago the Indian government put a stop-payment on $36 Million that was going to go to Bernie for future consideration of a F1 event...no surprise that manufacturers and tracks are not going to be supporting Bernie's pathetic demands...the economy is in the cr@pper and he still demands exorbitant amounts of money. Good luck to Bridgestone and hopefully the next potential tire supplier says to Bernie "We pay this or we're not going to supply."


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