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cratchet

December 02, 2011 9:30 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Europe 'good for tourism, but not F1'


... for instance it would be intersting to know what percentage of the time is a Red Bull car prominent on screen during a race as opposed to say a HRT, the marketing people know to the second I'll bet. Take away the watching public and the sposnsors will soon disapear, soon after that the teams are gone! No bob in my name BTW! Nothing to do with Dikcens character.

cratchet

December 02, 2011 9:28 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Europe 'good for tourism, but not F1'


clondike You haven't really thought this through, F1 just like any other racing series is dependent on it's market i.e. the fans, punters, tv watchers, call us what you like but dont be abusive. Q. Where does the majority of the money that runs the teams come from? A. Sponsorship. Q. Are those sponsors there from the goodness of their hearts? A. Definately not. Q. Why do they pour money into the sport then? A. It is all to do with marketing, the more you give a team the more prominent your brand is displayed on clothing, cars and equipment, a main sponsor will have their name incorporated into the team's name such as Vodafone, Petronas, AT&T and Red Bull. These main sponsors even have the drivers contracted for so many days a year for marketing purposes. The more succesfull a team is on the track the easier it is for it to secure sponsorship because that sposnor will have greater exposure to the watching public than with a lower team, for instance it would be intersting to know wha

cratchet

December 02, 2011 6:25 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Europe 'good for tourism, but not F1'


Clondikemike - '...that is where the industry needs to move into and have showcase events.' 'Showcase events' - are you toatally serious, places like Abu Dhabi, disinfected, sanitized, plastic curcuits with no character, it's straight out of PlayStation - no sorry the playstation version is more realistic than the actual circuit. Richard - sorry about this, but I must admit I'm with you on this one.

cratchet

December 02, 2011 6:12 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Europe 'good for tourism, but not F1'


Bernie is playing a game with F1, and at the moment it's a game that unfortunately only he can win. He's more than happy to get new countries to spend on developping new tracks and then pay him top dollar for the right to stage races for 4 or 5 years, knowing that the more curcuits there are that can host a race then the more he can squeze out of the older traditonal venues. He's not bothered about some falling by the wayside in the short term as he has plenty of new countries wanting to jump in. Once he's reached a stage where no more new countries are interested and some more have fallen by the wayside, then he can start the merrygoround again, offereing insentives to get countries that have left to get them back in. Or even more radical, when he has say 30 countries where there are circuits that are up to F1 grade then he could shrink the calendar to say 14 or 15 races and really pump money out of the ones that are willing to stump up a hugely inflated price. Hate him but he is

cratchet

December 02, 2011 5:46 PM

F1 » Ferrari, Red Bull to quit FOTA


Ferrari (historicaly one of the big spenders in F1) want a tougher and expanded RRA because the want to tighten team budgets (things are quite tough economicaly in Italy at the moment), they especially want less spent on aero, which ironically is one of the areas where the have struggled to keep up with the competition in recent years. Red Bull on the other hand who have been accused by some of the other teams of spending way beyond the RRA are totally oposed to any cut back in aero development or in any other area, no surprise there either then! So we have two teams who are diametrically opposed on RRA quiting FOTA, crickey it's not 7 days since the end of the season yet and allready team principals are bored and want a spat to keep themselves entertained over the winter!!!! If the RRA disappears in a cloud of dollars being thrown at their cars by some of the wealthier teams with budgets going through the roof we could see 4 or 5 teams dissappear in the next 2 years


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