Conceptual wrote:Yes, and since last year held the first night race in the history of Formula 1, I can see how it is such a large part of the "DNA" of the sport.
I guess that I am just a "showdown at 1pm local time" kind of guy. The change for the sake of the spectacle does nothing but make things more difficult for the people that actually do the work. It does ZERO to increase the quality of the racing. Absolutely ZERO.
It might not make the racing any better, but it certainly gets a bigger TV audience- which can only be a good thing. The more people that watch F1, the more sponsors money, the better they can afford to make the spectacle. It might be a bit of a pain for the teams, but in the long run everybody wins.
In having night races, F1 is only following football, which has shown all sports the way to do it. From just a few semi-pro leagues, it now has tens of thousands of professionals and a brand appeal all over the world, all thanks to making the game as TV friendly as possible.
I guess that just increases the need for F1 to be in HD as well; watching football in HD is truely a thing of beauty (anybody see Euro 08 in it?). Just seeing the crowd and stadiums in HD was impressive, I can only imagine how much better F1 would look if Bernie got his act together.