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Old 05-13-2018, 05:01 AM
 
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Martin Brundle on Lance Stroll's crash in Q1: "I have never seen an F1 car crash like that, on the exit of turn 12...".
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Watching 'On The Grid' and just heard some F1 honcho say they want to change F1 from a motorsports company to a media and entertainment brand, sounds like a plan to make F1 follow NASCAR and shoot itself in the foot.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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I think this might be Grosjean's last season in F1.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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I think this might be Grosjean's last season in F1.

I'd still like to see Kubica get an F1 seat.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:30 PM
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I remember when Grosjean was the Verstappen of his time - aggressive, getting in more incidents than he should, but showing so much promise. Some of it has been bad luck, but there have been a lot of mistakes along the way. It SHOULD be a salutary lesson for Verstappen, but I doubt it will be.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:23 AM
 
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Lewis Hamilton again....Spain G.P...
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Wow, what in the world was Grosjean thinking? What a bone headed move. I was hoping the rain would hit and shake things up. The gaps around the track were pretty bad.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:30 AM
 
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I wonder what the future is for F1. Sunday morning they were interviewing one of the current honchos who said something to the affect that F1 has always been about glamour and celebrity. Well, the first F1 race I attended was the USGP in 1966 before I even had a driver's license. I can tell you the mud was ankle deep and unlike today we were free to roam through the paddock, I certainly saw no celebrities other than the drivers/constructors whose fame reached a very narrow field of interest and I saw little glamour there. Advertising on the cars didn't exist but I got to see Jim Clark take the only race ever won by BRM's H-16 engine so I'm happy to have been there.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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I wonder what the future is for F1. Sunday morning they were interviewing one of the current honchos who said something to the affect that F1 has always been about glamour and celebrity. Well, the first F1 race I attended was the USGP in 1966 before I even had a driver's license. I can tell you the mud was ankle deep and unlike today we were free to roam through the paddock, I certainly saw no celebrities other than the drivers/constructors whose fame reached a very narrow field of interest and I saw little glamour there. Advertising on the cars didn't exist but I got to see Jim Clark take the only race ever won by BRM's H-16 engine so I'm happy to have been there.
Here is the statement about the proposed Miami race:

I dont know that theres a city on the planet that aligns with our brand more than Miami. Were both about celebrity, about glamour, about fashion. Were about digital, technology. We both have great sporting histories, so we think its a good brand alignment.

Read more: F1 official believes 'not a better city on the planet' than Miami for Formula 1 | Autoweek
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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Here is the statement about the proposed Miami race:

“I don’t know that there’s a city on the planet that aligns with our brand more than Miami. We’re both about celebrity, about glamour, about fashion. We’re about digital, technology. We both have great sporting histories, so we think it’s a good brand alignment.”

Read more: F1 official believes 'not a better city on the planet' than Miami for Formula 1 | Autoweek

I have the feeling F1 is about to follow NASCAR's ill-conceived business model. Sure, they can chase the glitz & glamour crowd that will go for anything new & shiny, probably be very hip 'happenings' until the next new & shiny thing appears at which time they'll they'll drop F1 like a hot potato. By then they'll likely have alienated their real base and pay the price for doing so. C'est la vie.
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