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April 25, 2015 1:51 PM

F1 » New F1 formula hasn’t failed, says Wolff

Bernie (on this occasion) is absolutey spot on and seems to be about the only bloke in Formula 1 who is reading the fans disillusionment. Toto, the FIA et al can keep regurgitating the same old 'green/relevance to road cars/supposedly money saving' nonsense but it's not working and it's followers aren't buying in, fact. As others have said, it's boring, bland and just contrived, the quicker they bin these current restrictive and spectacle killing regulations the better but it's going to be a good couple of years until that happens maybe a bit longer. But it will, it has to, in its present shape it's failing massively, roll on the day when we get our sport back, hijacks don't last forever and this particular episode has lasted way too long already.


April 26, 2015 10:22 AM

F1 » Alonso bemoans lack of driver influence in F1

Fernando has hit the nail on the head. The sport is being run purely for the benefit of manufactures to promote their vehicles (Honda, Mercedes, Renault) hence we have these stupid little v6's with bolt on turbos and hybrid 'powerunits' (for God's sake please give us back ENGINES) and for other multinational brands that have no interest in racing except for exploiting it's exposure for self gain. Then we have all the greed and power seeking freaks in the middle each trying to carve the biggest slice of control and financial reward regardless of its knock on effect and outcome. Of course F1 is a business and needs to generate immense amounts of money just to put the show on the road however, it's completely lost its balance now between this and being a 'sport'. In its present state it's simply a stage for those with the most money (and influence) to stand up and dictate the rules regardless of how ludicrous they may be. We, the fan (read commodity) can like it or lump it - and I think m


April 23, 2015 7:58 PM

F1 » Wolff insists F1 is in good shape

PR nonsense Toto. The sport is shedding teams, shedding tracks and shedding fans. Coupled to this IT'S JUST NOT INTERESTING ANYMORE - what bits of the above are you not quite seeing? Like I said, it's PR spin, something that has engulfed F1 to its utter detriment, maybe not next year or the year after but not far beyond this it will have to change, it's so far off the 'pinnacle of motorsport' it's just a joke. Change and big change will come no doubt.


April 12, 2015 9:36 PM

F1 » 'Full house' Hamilton strolls to Chinese GP win

F1 has always been more about the spectacle than the actual racing. Sure it's great when we get exciting racing but prior to the last couple of years we have always been able to fall back upon the show. With boring racing and no spectacle it's nothing more than a bland procession. I think if many of us were brutally honest the main reason we still watch is nothing more than out of habit. A sad state of affairs, pinnacle of motorsport? Don't make me laugh.


March 24, 2015 10:18 AM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1

richard: Nutty...for once you have actually got it right! that is what i said about merc. they want to appeal to a younger driver. and yes, also is a BRAND and can survive without f1. and look at the two examples given by seakay....renault and honda.....both pulled out of running teams, but both are now supplying engines, and both are the pits! some image they are creating to attract buyers to their cars.
The fact that they're not doing well doesn't negate the fact that they are in F1 for reasons of marketing and self promotion. Do you think it's simply a fun sideline for them, why do you think they maintain a presence in Formula 1?


March 23, 2015 6:31 PM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1

Seakay: Taz, you are entirely correct with your comment about F1 having become a marketing channel for car manufacturers.
the only car manufacturing company that uses f1 as a marketing channel is mercedes. ferrari have always used f1 as an extension of their car business. macca do not use it as a marketing tool for their few road cars. renault cannot use it as a tool as they have no performance cars to sell. red bull use it as a marketing tool for their brand. williams use it for marketing engineering, lotus have n connection with road cars, etc. the problem is that f1 is used as a brand in its own right, and there lies the problem. the brand has priced itself out of the market.
Are you saying Renault and Honda are not in the sport for brand awareness? And smaller engines/turbo charging/electric hybrid/lower fuel consumption/lower co2 levels etc - these very recent changes are not about motor racing, they're about alig

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