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December 16, 2015 2:32 PM

F1 » Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move

The FIA and FOM created the Ferrari monster by providing them with preferential terms for years now the chickens have come home to roost. Don´t think Ferrari quitting will make any difference by the time they get round to TV cover and the spectacle will have died from boredom under the present rules. Oh for the build yourself kit and DFV days - close racing and they sounded better.


September 06, 2015 10:51 AM

F1 » 168 penalties applied ahead of Italian GP

Don´t blame the engine guys or the tyre guys - blame the idiots that virtually stopped testing for the most technically advanced sport going. Can anyone seriously expect any new engine manufacturer getting involved and being stuffed like Honda, would they have suffered so badly with testing? would those tyres have failed if they had been tested on a current type of car? We will never know - the only thing for sure is that the FIA don´t test their own heads for common sense.


February 17, 2015 1:03 PM

F1 » The future of F1: HAVE YOUR SAY

We can all comment with what we think for the future of F1 but the bottom line is and always will be the fact that the root of all that is wrong is that very little of the revenue generated by F1 stays in F1. All teams should have an equal share of the income not the inequality of payments that exists now, that situation started when Ferrari started to receive more cash than anyone else, why? Ferrari is a great team and F1 would be a poorer place without them but it would still continue, now we have a team that's won nothing for years and achieved very little yet gets a bigger share of the cash.That´s just a symptom of all that's wrong. Take away the inequality and the super teams would not be driving the costs anymore. Keep the money in the sport and sponsorship becomes less important, look at the fifties when cars just ran national colours with all that cash that presently just evaporates from the sport kept in it we could have a field full of equally competitive cars.


February 17, 2015 9:43 AM

F1 » The future of F1: HAVE YOUR SAY

F1 does not have a long term future now that it is virtually only available on pay TV. New fans are difficult to find because no one who is not a real fan will pay the bloated fees requested, Advertising and sponsorship revenue is declining fast in proportion the the decline in viewers. To make things worse none of the extra revenue stays in the sport it is all sucked out by company structures created by Bernie. Even the teams do not appear to act in the overall interest of the sport shown by Force India´s blocking of the Manor team, technicality? no more like the extra £4 million that Force India will get if Manor do not join. . Summary Less tv cover Less new fans Less sponsorship Less teams Is that really a plan for the future?


October 29, 2014 10:41 PM

F1 » Max Mosley expects more F1 teams to fold

Whatever anyone has to say about the state of F1 it is all down to cash. For too long too much in percentage terms has left the sport. For too long the wealthier teams have one way or another controlled the spend of whats left. It is a show and it just seems everyone has forgotten the cast has to be fairly paid not just the producers or the bankers. The show has signs of terminal financial malnutrition yet what happens? introduce more costs. Rights sold to pay TV result in lower viewing numbers, less attraction to sponsors less pay for the cast, anyone remember the ufelum bird?


June 23, 2014 5:23 PM

F1 » What we learned at the Austrian Grand Prix

Confusion at the press or debriefing meetings is hardly surprising, for some time F1 has become a third party sport, the FIA and FOM being one party, the teams and the drivers becoming the second and the fans and spectators the third and last. No one can doubt the whole show now is organised and presented for the benefit of FOM with the crumbs falling from the table going to the teams, mostly to Ferrari as that too is in the best interests of FOM. The fans and spectators well have you seen any evidence that anyone gives a ****** whatever for us? If the FIA had motor sports best interest in mind there would be an alternative sanctioned series in place where the greatest percentage of the revenue generated would remain in the sport rather than as it is alleged elsewhere being used for black mail payments to keep the revenue off someones back (what an interesting defense that is). All the comments both good and bad about teams and drivers will never be resolved until the basic problem

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