SmallSoldier wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:28 pm
ispano6 wrote: El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:27 pm
That and the 'speed king award' sound like things directly to appeal to a new American audience used to catchy labels and phrases like 'fast nine' etc. (Sorry if any fellow F1T American fans are not impressed with that comment. I have tried not to make it in a condescending way!)
Tried?... "American audience used to catchy labels and phrases". There probably aren't that many American viewers in the US that will be watching it live anyway on a Friday morning. Many of them are only watching recaps or recordings. And Liberty doesn't seem to be that involved in this sprint race concept, are they? I don't see this as something intended to spice up the show for Americans.
A lot us (Americans) do the effort to watch at least Qualy and the Race live… I know I do
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Certainly, on a normal F1 weekend Quali and Race are on Saturday and Sunday morning. For this sprint race quali, it'd be Friday morning and depending on which part of the US, could be 6am or 9am. At around this time the average person is just waking up or on their way to work. Quali on Saturday was already an entertaining event, so I really only see this sprint weekend as being something to make Friday a little more "engaging". Given the time difference, I doubt this was aimed at "Americans" or fans in the Americas.