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Old 10-27-2017, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>Personally, I'd like to see F1's new owners spend more time on attracting new constructors than celebrities and more hoopla during race weekends.
I'd vote for LESS. Eliminate crud like this :
Legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer to introduce F1 drivers at U.S. Grand Prix
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:42 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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So he was a boxing announcer. I thought he was probably a pro wrestling announcer. He really mangled the names, despite having flash cards with yellow highlighter on them.

I know there is another thread on F1 races moving to ESPN, but that is my worry there - lots of flash and shouting to attract younger crowds, emphasis on wrecks and damage, playing up personality clashes (worse than they already do). Doubt that will work, but it will certainly drive away people like me.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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So he was a boxing announcer. I thought he was probably a pro wrestling announcer. He really mangled the names, despite having flash cards with yellow highlighter on them.
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In the rest of the world they would use Andrés Cantor, "Goooooooooooooooooooooooal"
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I think the F1 powers should take a good look at NASCAR, they started putting the glitz & hoopla ahead of the racing and long term it appears to be dragging them down.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Portland
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I was disgusted and embarrassed they did this to the US Grand Prix. Very cheesy.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Without all those DNF's Verstappen would've been fighting for 2nd right now.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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In the rest of the world they would use Andrés Cantor, "Goooooooooooooooooooooooal"
Or on the end of qualifying:
"Pooooole!"
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I loved the Michael Buffer thing... it should be kept only for the US GP... go full cheesy for 'Murica! Loved it... crowd at the track seemed to love it too.

Great races the last two, Austin and Mexico. Kinda of a shame a turn 1 touch took away a proper Ferrari vs Red Bull battle for the lead, but oh well, seeing Vettel and Hamilton cut through the field was fun too.

Lewis cements his legacy as one of the all time greats. 4 titles now. I feel this one is his best yet. He has been flawless since the summer break.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I loved the Michael Buffer thing... it should be kept only for the US GP... go full cheesy for 'Murica! Loved it... crowd at the track seemed to love it too.

The cheese may attract those always on the lookout for something new and shiny and keep them around a few years, sooner or later they'll find something newer and shinier and drop F1 like a hot potato. If you've alienated your base race fans in the meant time, welcome to poor attendance.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Last 4 races points:
1.Verstappen 80
2.Hamilton 70
3.Bottas 50
4.Raikkonen 45
5.Vettel 42
6.Ricciardo 30
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