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Old 11-27-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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If Red Bull can improve its car i can see Max Verstappen becoming Champion next season.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:15 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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And Paris Hilton. Isn't she yesterday's news?

In their drive to attract new American fans, will the new, more hip, F1 owner Liberty Media arrange for Lewis Hamilton to marry one of the Kardashian sisters??
And by going for the hoopla rather than courting their base of race fans they'll go the way of NASCAR, empty seats and lower TV viewership.
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:31 AM
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And by going for the hoopla rather than courting their base of race fans they'll go the way of NASCAR, empty seats and lower TV viewership.
But maybe races where somebody actually passes another driver.

You can keep F1 just like you favor soccer over real football. Both suck.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I kinda love that Hamilton messed with Rosberg. Rosberg seems to have little humor and tends to believe he's right and anything else is wrong. Good on ya Lewis!
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:45 AM
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In their drive to attract new American fans, will the new, more hip, F1 owner Liberty Media arrange for Lewis Hamilton to marry one of the Kardashian sisters??
The problem with attracting US fans is one of timing - the bulk of F1 races (with the exception of Canada, Austin, Brazil, Mexico) are live somewhere between midnight and 5 in the morning my time. You can have all the "live scoring apps" and hoopla you want, but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning to watch F1 live. And I am a fan. For a lot of sports fans, the "live" seems to matter.

That is a fundamental problem that I don't see any way to solve.

It doesn't bother me to watch F1 on a recording as I am pretty careful to avoid reading spoilers about the outcome and I generally watch the same day at least - although it DOES annoy the heck out out of me when the broadcast gets shifted in the wee hours of the morning when I can't adjust the timing of the recording.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:59 AM
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But maybe races where somebody actually passes another driver.

You can keep F1 just like you favor soccer over real football. Both suck.
Making stuff up again?

But you can keep your series that takes away points earned on a racetrack for something a driver says in the winner's circle, that's pure BS.
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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But maybe races where somebody actually passes another driver.

You can keep F1 just like you favor soccer over real football. Both suck.
I think (American) Football will die out in 60-70 years time and be replaced by soccer. It has all to do with a change in demographics. NASCAR are for old hillbillies, btw

NASCAR:
50 % of the regular viewers are over 55
9 % of the regular viewers are under 35
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:56 PM
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I think (American) Football will die out in 60-70 years time and be replaced by soccer. It has all to do with a change in demographics. NASCAR are for old hillbillies, btw

NASCAR:
50 % of the regular viewers are over 55
9 % of the regular viewers are under 35
You are partly correct, NASCAR is for old guys who still love the sound of N/A V-8 engines which most young drivers are unfamiliar with. That's where today's F1 fans come from.

NASCAR is approaching the same downside that F1 already has. Only billionaire owners can win championships.

Yes in 60-70 years Brady may have to retire so yes American football may die out.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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'May' (on Brady ), anyway motorsports in general are dying out. Car culture is dying out. I'd bet F1 demographics aren't much different.

I see Germany lost an F1 race for 2017. Crazy.
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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I see Germany lost an F1 race for 2017. Crazy.
What do you mean? The German Grand Prix (Hockenheim) is still on the schedule for 2017.
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